|Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes|
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, though I did them out-of-order.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The waistline of the long version is unusual and I found it really flattering! If you are full-busted like me, you have a love-hate relationship with high-waisted tops. Yes, they have room up top and are more loose around the tummy. But, they also can make you look huge or pregnant or both. So I was a bit doubtful about this pattern. But its waistline falls at a nice midway point, and hangs straight from the shoulder to kind of smooth everything out in front.
Raw silk (noil). It worked beautifully, with enough weight to help everything hang straight, and holds pleats nicely.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a combination of view B and A, with the longer sleeves but without the lace trim. With all the pleats and gathers, adding trim just seemed too busy. I moved the button to the inside to make it invisible. No other changes except seam binding.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I sewed it several years ago and it helped me learn to make box pleats, and curved seams for the underarms - good learning experience!
Conclusion: Nice top for wearing over sleeveless dresses, and also good over jeans - good length to create vertical lines for those of us who need them! (Definitely needs to be worn closed; do not plan to let it swing open since that makes it look awkward.)