I used some fabric from my shop - Free Spirit cotton from Eleanor Grosch's Imperial Pheasant line. I love her designs - she's doing a new line for Cloud9 Fabrics that looks pretty cool as well. The placket and collar are shot cotton from Kaffe Fasset.
I started this last weekend - put together the collar and placket and let the dress hang on the hanger all week, admiring my work. The placket on this pattern goes together so beautifully - it looks so professional, and really all you have to do is follow the directions, and make good pattern markings.
View B is definitely a quicker sew - there is no belt, no belt loops, no gathered waist. On the other hand, I think my child prefers the more girly version. Next time - and there will be a next time. Unfortunately for me, I have to buy the larger size for the next one. But that's ok - I'm sure I'll get a ton of use out of it.
This is a size 3 and is a perfect fit. The pockets get lost a little in the loud fabric, but in person, you can see them better. I love how they go together and add a really cute detail to the plain front.
Love the collar, love the placket. And, I loved the buttons I found that are a great match - in fact, my 18 year old son even said he liked the buttons!
So I've done both views of this one - next I want to try to make it in a knit as a rugby shirt....how cute would that be??