I ignored some grain lines. Okay, not entirely. and I also used a fun contrast fabric for the arm and neck bindings. I always forget that I can do that to spice up the inside of a garment. I ignored the grain lines for the ruffle sleeve pieces and slightly tilted one of the bodice pieces to get everything to fit. I wouldn't say that it was detrimental.
Just check out that shiny, polyester goodness.
This top went together very quickly, a nice satisfying project. Can I get a high five for NO CLOSURES, BRO. I did hem this, top-stitched with a twin needle.
Of note: the top is pretty long. I like that, since I can tuck it in and I don't have to worry about it coming un-tucked if I sit down or reach up for something. That's a common problem I have with petite button ups from J. Crew or Banana Republic - they fit everywhere except length!
Alright: here is how I wore it to work on Tuesday!