Then I found out that my bff's, Allyson and Laura, were also obsessed with this pattern, and it was official: we had to do a Sew-Along.
Luckily, our mini sew-along is just a week behind the official Grainline Studio Sew-Along, so I've been benefiting from their guidance.
Here are my plans, thus far:
Version 1: A straightforward take on View A. This will hopefully be a wearable muslin, where I work out any fitting issues within the pattern. Since it's designed for a B-cup, I will definitely be doing a Full-Bust Adjustment (following the instructions here). I will also be adding pockets, and possibly tweaking the collar to a Peter Pan style, depending on the fabric.
Version 2: View B, made out of something drape-y, like silk charmeuse. Also adding pockets. Always with the pockets.
Version 3: A v-neck shirt version, a la this post. I think this would be amazing in a chambray.
My plans are ambitious, but after my bike accident last week, they have stalled. Thus far I have....
Just an assembled pattern. But hey! That took a really long time. I really wish I had seen this tutorial from Colette or this one from Sewaholic before I started. But I'll be cutting that fabric in no time, I just know it.