I sewed View C with the bias patch pockets on front and the gathered "skirt" in back pictured on the cover. Love it. Found some awesome plaid shirting and black georgette from Fashion Fabric Club.
I know, orange and black--strong statement. But it's so fun!
The directions were wonderful easy. Usually I have a terrible time with a continuous lap on a sleeve but these came out nicely. The pattern piece is slightly wider and the directions are very good.
The only thing I did different from the directions was to top-stitch the placket down. It's the kind you just fold over and your buttons and buttonholes are supposed to keep it in place. My fabric doesn't really take a press well, so I knew this would make those plackets unruly in no time. So I stitched them down like they were normal plackets. I think they look more finished for it.
I love my new button down shirt. It's great with jeans, leggings, or my black slacks. I like it so much, I've started another button-down, McCall's 7472!
Happy spring sewing all!