The pattern is McCalls 5929, alas now OOP. I think I love everything about it. Cute ruffles, puffed sleeves, shaped front bands - everything!
Alterations I made were mostly for fit. I made view A, but with only one ruffle. I mostly cut a size 10, but I think (I traced and altered this during the crazy week before we moved) I blended out to a 12 in the back shoulder and below the waist. I did a 1 1/2 inch FBA, but took out the added fullness below the bust by including it in the waist contour dart. I also added 1/2 inch to the arm band as the reviews on PR mentioned that it was snug. This isn't an alteration I generally have to do, so if you are making this up, be sure to check and make sure the band is a comfortable size.
The fabric is a pink and white seersucker from Fabric Mart, which is apparently from Calvin Klein. I feel so posh! It was lovely to sew, and it feels very nice to wear. I had plenty left to cut out a matching ruffled blouse for Myra. I think she'll like it.
I used pink pearl snaps as closures rather than buttons. I love the way they look. I also really adore the neckline on this blouse. The front bands angle out above the top snap to form a vee neck. Since I never fully button a button up blouse, I think this neckline looks much cleaner than the typical straight band that flops around when unbuttoned.
The fit is reasonably good. I seem to have been a bit aggressive with the FBA again. I wonder if that has more to do with the fluctuations of nursing than actual fit. It isn't a problem I generally have.
I'm thrilled with the fit in the back! I generally have some pulling across my broad shoulders, but between cutting the shoulders in the larger size and the generous puff of the sleeve, it feels great! It looks like I should have pressed my darts a little better though.
And the final verdict? I think I love it! I can already tell it's going to get a lot of wear. It's great with the white jeans for schlepping kids to gymnastics while still feeling cute, but it'll dress up nicely for church with a black pencil skirt and a skinny belt.