I didn't have a lot of the red material when I first started this project, so I skimped a little on the sleeves and cut a size 6. It's taken a few blow ups to realize... pattern sizing does not equal retail sizing. I definitely need a size 8 in the upper body/shoulder area.
So off came the sleeves and out went the zipper. I decided to redo the whole project and make view A, but short. I added a little extra fabric into the side seams reworked the entire top and added the zipper back in. Then I sewed up the middle about an inch and half. The end result is SO much better. It is definitely not a conservative, church going dress, but it is so much more comfortable.
With my sweet helpers... could they be any cuter?
I'm so glad that I made these changes... there is nothing worse than spending the time to make something and then just letting it hang in your closet unworn. I do think that I will make the long sleeved version in a soft, light cotton this summer as a beach cover up... I just need a little warm weather!