I made view “C”. It has the collar and stand and is the shorter of the 2 lengths offered with this pattern. I love how the bottom of the bodice skims the body. There is a center back seam that gives shape to the back of the garment. It allows the garment to fit and follow the contour of my back nice and smoothly. One dislike was how the collar and stand were supposed to be attached to the neckline. I didn’t like the way they were just stitched on, turned in and stitched down. I inserted the seam allowance into the collar stand for a clean finish. I also liked the elongated collar and stand. It has an elegant look that’s a little more dressy than a more squared off collar. I hand sewed the neckline and down the center front opening with a double fold. It gave everything nice neat, clean finish.
This was a semi-transparent knit fabrication and think it worked really well for the front twist. If I had used a heavier fabrication, it may have ended up looking bulky. Heaven forbid anything adds extra bulk around the middle, right? Even though this twist detail isn’t as popular as it used to be, I think I may make this top again without the collar. I like to sew things that look flattering on me, and that’s not always the latest fashion. If I make it up again, I will choose a fabrication that is a little trendy to make it relevant.
I love the way this pattern gives the illusion of a smaller waistline and skims the body. It’s comfortable and perfect for a dressier look for work. This pattern was another winner this year. I think it can still be purchased as an out of print pattern if you’re interested. Have a Happy Creative Day!!