Pattern: Butterick 4745 & Simplicity 3837.
Size: B4745 comes in sizes 6 to 20 - I made size 8. S3837 comes in sizes 6 to 22 - I made size 6.
Fabric: Brown/teal floral cotton voile from Fabricland & marine blue cotton interlock from Wazoodle.
Comments: I have made this skirt before and I love it as much this time as the last.
This top, however, is a new pattern for me and I made view B. I'm not sure I'm completely sold on this top. There is a criss-cross front with a criss-cross overlay on top. This makes for a lot of fabric in the bodice. When attaching the upper bodice to the midriff, there are places where 7 layers of fabric are being sewn together - it is a bulky! In the photo, the top looks a bit wonky. This is due to the fix I often use on V-necks that I feel are too low. I have strung elastic thread through the entire V-neckline to help tighten it up and hold it closer to the body. On the hanger, the elastic gathers up oddly, but on the body, it relaxes and pulls the fabric to the chest, eliminating any embarrassing gaping. If I was to remake this top, I would alter the front pattern piece so the elastic is not required.
Conclusion: Although I am a bit disappointed in the top, I am still overall happy with this outfit. I love the skirt fabric and pattern so much that it makes up for the so-so top.