Here is my fourth shirt made from Simplicity 2599. I loved the striped fabric when I saw it and I wanted something nautical for the summer. Thought I would play with the stripes a bit.
To make this shirt I cut the front and back on the bias. I added 5/8" to the center front to make a seam down the middle.
To make the v neck I decided where I wanted the neckline to fall and then added 5/8" for seam allowance.
The neckline piece was made out of 2 inch bias strips sewed together and added to the top of the bodice pieces. The rest of the shirt was sewn up normally.