I chose View B, and used a black chiffon with tiny white polka dots. I cut my usual size 16.
There are only three pattern pieces for this top - a front, a back and a guide for the elastic. It seems relatively straight forward - the front and back are basically rectangles.
BUT...said rectangles are cut on the bias. With narrow hems. ALL AROUND. And this is chiffon. So...yup, it suddenly became a labour of love instead of a quick throw-together top.
The drape is fantabulous.
Directions are important. After stitching the basting stitches, gathering the area where the seams will go and then adding the narrow elastic, I promptly stitched the seams right sides together. Because that's how you normally sew a side seam. BUT...that left the lovely drapey sleeves on the inside. GAHHHH.
Since it was time for the party, and I had a billion-ty stitches to unpick on black bias cut chiffon, I decided to wear something else to the party and come back to this later. Truthfully, my initial thought was "How much do I really want this top?" but when I came back to this later, I decided I really, really wanted it, so I tediously unpicked every stitch, and then stitched it the right way 'round.
The flutter sleeves turned out amazing. Totally worth the unpicking in my opinion. This is a pretty distinctive top, so I'm not sure I will make it again, at least for the foreseeable future, but I've made a pretty giant note to myself to make sure I don't sew it the wrong way round again.
Now all I need is a party to wear it to...