I made view A (the brown, long sleeved view).
It fits nice and I did not make any alterations to the pattern (since it is made from a knit, I knew it would stretttttch over my lumps!) The neckline also sits nice. I thought it might be a bit “gapey” because of how it fit before I applied the neck band, but when it was finished, it behaved itself nicely.
Here’s a photo of the neck before I added the band. I was concerned that it would gape like that after it was finished and I planned to take in the neck line, but I decided to wait until I got the neck band sewn on. I’m glad I waited, because the neck band made the neck line lay down nice and flat against my skin.
Here’s the inside of the sleeve to show you how the elastic is applied with a zig zag stitch and stretched to fit.
It is difficult to see because of the busyness of the print, but the front ruching detail is quite flattering for my small bust. Here’s a close up (under poor indoor lighting).
The fabric is a polyester/lycra knit that I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It’s part of a fabric collection by April Johnston (for those of you who are Project Runway fans, she was on season 8). All in all, I really like this top and I plan to wear it quite often during these cold, winter months.