It worked and I love how it turned out!
Simplicity 3835 is SO my tried-and-true, go-to pattern from now on. I will alter it by using different sleeves and changing the bottom, all with that gathered neckline. Hey, I might even try pleating the front and putting elastic in the back only. Yea!
No adjustment to the sleeves from the first muslin were necessary, they fit these sleeve caps too. I remember that the original top was considered very loose by some people. Since they had back darts in the dress version of the pattern, I transfered them to the top and it worked great, I could still put it on easily.
The final fabric has been cut and I'm starting on it now. The goal is to wear it this week. Perhaps, sometime in the future, I'll resew the muslin with real stitches and dye it for a casual weekend shirt. Unlike the first muslin, this one is very comfortable to wear. You know you love a pattern when you can't stop posing for pictures!
First Sewing of the New Year