All this really takes is taking out the enormous swing in the front, and curving the sideseams in where the body would curve naturally.
Once again, this pattern had those weird darts that descended from the armscye into the bust. I just can't imagine that was ever a flattering look, and it certainly doesn't work for me at all. Maybe it's my height? I really loved the collar and tab on the front. I've looked at this pattern dozens of times in the past year and a half, and I never got tired of it. When Amy Butler's Love line debuted I thought maybe this would be a good combo for it?
I'm still searching for the perfect button. I used a fun, glittery glass button that looks like a fake diamond, but I also think something yellow that resembles a gemstone would be super cute.
Once the top was made I decided to go without the giant bow in the front. Maybe I'm too tall for it, maybe I'm too old for it, but it just didn't look right. I still like the shape of the collar and the tab without the bow, so that's good.
This pattern was a breeze to put together. I loved the way they have you assemble the collar and facings, it made it all lay super nicely.
Thanks for letting me share, I'll take some better pictures and edit this post as soon as I get a chance.