The full pattern review is here: http://new.patternreview.com/review/pattern/95236
I’m still deciding if I want the decorative X over top of the buttons. Here’s a sample that I somewhat haphazardly made.
Right now, I think I’ll leave it plain, but I do want to sleep on it and try it on tomorrow in daylight and then decide.
Overall, I’m pleased with the top, but that fabric drove me crazy. I re-ironed the pleats today and I’m still not super happy with them, but I’m done fiddling with them. I used french seams for the sleeves, side and armhole. I had never used french seams on an armhole and overall, I’m very pleased with the outcome. I also set the sleeves in mostly as Cynthia Guffey recommends (I learn so much from her and if I go to an expo where she is teaching, I get in as many of her classes as I can). At the last sewing expo I picked up a few of her DVDs and they’re excellent.
Happy Sewing…now I need to decide what to sew next…