So this shirt is a good example of why I steer clear of knits. Not only do I not have a cover stitch machine, but I also don't have enough know-how to work with the natural drape and stretchy-ness of knits so my knit projects always seem to end up wonky and seam-y (I know, I made up that word, but the seam always seem to spread apart when pulled). Not that this shirt was a total failure--it actually didn't look too bad on my Eesa--but there are plenty of things that aren't right about it. And it didn't help that I didn't use a pattern. And I gathered the ruffles too much. And I also put a rolled hem on the lace after I sewed the seams, which didn't work out too well. But, I do like the rose in the middle at least!