I traced a shirt that I already had, but made it larger and exaggerated the sleeves. It seemed to be going OK, until I realized I had cut the neck binding too short. Whoopsie.
Well that could be fixed with some strategically placed flowers, I decided. After completing the shirt I did not have at all what I had envisioned in my head. The sleeves were not flowy, it was the wrong type of material completely for this style, and it was much more fitted than the style I wanted. Here is the final outcome.
It’s a perfectly fine shirt, it just doesn't match the shirt in my head. Oh well, that's the fun of sewing with no pattern. You might just end up with a surprise when you are all done. I suppose I'll try it again and see what happens this time.