I like this pattern and I will make another View A top. I had to make some pattern adjustments and I still have an adjustment to make with the back. I made a FBA of one inch, using pivot and slide method but only adding to the front piece. I also made a 5/8 upper round back adjustment, 5/8 FSA and 3/4 inch swayback adjustment.
I still had some pooling at the back waist and had some fabric hanging up on my hip. The back has an overlay that drapes and pleats which I liked so hopefully the other issues were not so noticeable when I wore this to work yesterday. I did not notice this myself until I took pictures last night after work.
I raised the front neckline has I thought this would be too low on me and for my wearing comfort this worked well. I raised the v neck about an inch.
Here is a little better picture of the back drape
I did not add the tab to the sleeve, my sewing machine was not liking the fabric to sew a buttonhole. I ended up cutting off about 3 inches, making the sleeves 3/4 length.
Final shot is a view of the side
The back overlay is basted at the yoke and side seam and then stitched when sewing the side seam. The instructions have you sew the sleeves in the round. I sewed them flat then stitched the side seams from bottom of the top to the bottom of the sleeve.
The neckline has a facing and then topstitched an inch from neckline edge.
I like this top and do plan to make another, maybe with short sleeves and contrasting back overlay. I truly got my money's worth with this royal blue knit fabric from Fabric Mart. This is the second top made using this fabric. Nothing but scraps left now!
Next project-Itch to Stitch Paulina top.