I made a dress length version, with the full collar and cuffs, in black and white buffalo check first. It fit wonderfully, but the fabric choice was all wrong for that style. I looked like I was wearing a giant table cloth!! I took apart the bottom and shortened it to a tunic and now it is perfect!!
Then I cut another dress (also with the full collar and cuffs) in an amazing dot chambray. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. I get compliments every time I wear it to work. The fabric is perfect for this pattern. Clearly this dress needs ironing. . . .
I decided to try the other length, sleeve and collar options. I made a 3/4 sleeve, tunic-length top with the mandarin collar in blue double gauze. The fabric is very comfortable and I think it works ok for this top but I am not in love with the mandarin collar and the 3/4 sleeves. The full collar sits open and creates a nice neckline, but the mandarin collar seems flops closed and I think it loses something. I knew I would regret the 3/4 sleeves the second I cut them. I just don't wear that length very often. There is nothing wrong with them, and I may find I get more comfortable with them in the spring, but for now, I wish I made the long sleeves. My daughter, who was four at the time, took the photo. Excuse my facial expression.
I then grew determined to try this top in flannel shirting. I LOVE plaid flannel shirts, but I rarely find ones that fit the way I want (tunic length in a good quality, warm flannel). I tried the tunic length Gallery with the mandarin collar (not sure why- I guess I wanted to give it another go?). Unfortunately, the fabric really shrunk when I pre-washed it and I ran out - I couldn't make the facing with the shirt fabric so I used some plain blue. This one isn't going to last. I don't like the way the blue facing fabric looks and the collar doesn't sit right. Boo. In fact, I didn't even take a picture.
Next, I made a tunic length version with the full collar and cuffs in flannel as a pajama top. I lengthened the sleeves a little because I like to pull my sleeves over my hands.
Next, I made a shirt in black and
flannel shirting. When I made my pajama top, my button hole making went on the grey . Since I am not dedicated enough to hand sew buttonholes, I lengthened the sleeves and hemmed them. I miss the cuffs, but it works fine like this. fritz
And finally, I made another dress length Gallery in yarn dyed flannel shirting. It is SOOOOOO comfortable!