I cut a small (8-10) at the shoulders and neck merging to a medium (12-14) below the armholes. (For reference I usually make a 12 in Vogue, but lately I have found the sizing a bit less consistent than it used to be). It's quite loose fitting and I think needs to be worn with something narrow on the bottom half for the most flattering look.
But, other than the slightly low armhole I am pleased with how this turned out and it is so cool and comfortable to wear. I might try View A next inspired by EricaB's fabulous version of it in blue silk. Usually when I make statements like this on my blog they are doomed not to happen, but we'll see, it is a quick top to make and I like that it has a bit of drama.
The top looked mighty strange until I hemmed it, which catches the cape layer and tames it a bit, it does look a bit Superman until you do that stage so a bit of faith is needed! Like Erica, I omitted the facings and bound the neck edge with a strip of fabric, the armholes are just serged and hemmed.
So here I am wearing the top at one end of the very busy Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in Florence, still lined with jewellery shops as it has been for hundreds of years. You can see the dome of the Il Duomo cathedral in the background. One thing I loved about Florence was how easy it was to walk around, everything is pretty close together.