I chose view C which is modeled on the left. This is intended to have a contrasting underskirt and tie. But when I got the fabric home, it just didn't work with the fabric I chose for the overskirt. You can see that it is a waffle print and the color didn't blend. That's what happens when you go to the fabric store without your matching swatch.
Luckily, I had plenty of fabric that I had originally chosen for another project. I change my mind frequently when I sew.
Speaking of changing my mind, after I chose the trim, I decided I didn't like it, so back to a different fabric store I went. You should have seen me sitting on the floor for 20 minutes with several selections of trim in front of me. I finally chose the lace on the right, which I thought looked more "hippyish" and went better with the somewhat 70s look of the fabric and pattern.
The pattern was easy to put together even with a lining. The overskirt was intended to be cut on the bias which I originally did not do, but found that cutting on the bias did make it a little more flouncy.
I loved the result. The breeze is picking up the skirt so it is hard to see how flouncy it is.
Look at these cool sleeves.
I made one mistake. The waist did not come together in the back at the zipper evenly .
Since I didn't use a contrasting fabric for the waist tie, you can't really tell.
I had to unpick and pull the bodice down into the waistband in order to avoid gaping in the front. Other than that, I didn't do sizing modifications. Although if I make this again, I'm going to cut a smaller size and I won't sew the band to the waist. I'll just make a separate tie.
The best part of this shirt? I got compliments on it all day. And the fabric was smooth and soft next to my skin. And I loved the sleeves. They were flowy. Flowy isn't even a word but it describes the sleeves well. After wearing long, tight, sweater sleeves all winter, this was a joy.
I give this pattern 5 out of 5 stars for its simplicity, darling style, and the fact I got complements!
The sleeve from the back! Fabulous!