I crafted a wearable muslin out of some scrap knit that I had, and I was glad that the raglan sleeves are constructed in 2 sections (although, that is pretty weird) since I didn't have enough of the white print for 2 entire sleeves.
As I got ready to finish the hems, I realized that the sleeves and hem were made for a much taller woman. So, I tweaked it a little and played around with adding a "cuff" the bottom - which didn't work out so awesome.
But, I persisted and threw together a new version with my pattern adjustments. One of the big changes was making the raglan sleeves one piece instead of two because that didn't make sense to me (and, I wasn't feeling like matching stripes).
I like the sleeves slouchy, so I trimmed some length and added cuffs. This time, though, I finished the hem with some single-fold bias tape.
The final product turned out okay - the length is good, the sleeves are comfy, but I feel like the body is a little too boxy for my figure. And, I don't know how I feel about that boat neck style. Plus, this pink is bleh.
A little disheartened, I shelved that pattern until I decide whether or not I want to mess with it some more. Instead, I pulled out a different Butterick top:
My 2 previous tops taught me that I'm definitely more of a "V" neck gal, so I chose to sew up view C and add some contrast sleeves. Also, I ditched the lace in the example because, eww...lace.
Ignore my face. I don't know what that look is. I would have chopped off my head in the pic, but that just seemed creepier.The fit on this top is AWESOME. I did add a little length, and I would remove some ease from the sleeves next time, but WOW, I love this.