I had cut out the drapey sleeves in View D, but realized after the neck ruffle was stitched on that both that and the sleeves would have resulted in way too much ruffle goin' on.
If sewn per the pattern instructions, the neck ruffle would be quite twee, which I don't think would have looked right. The pattern piece is an approximately 8" by 4" rectangle that is folded in half and basted together. The piece is supposed to be cut 3 times and sewn together. I widened the ruffle by 3 inches, lengthed it by about 6, and cut it only twice; I cut the second piece in half so that the ruffle seams could be placed at the shoulder seams. Instead of folding the fabric in half to finish it, I did a narrow hem along the whole edge, which was super-easy and faster than it sounds.
I don't know how I feel about this top; at times I feel that I love it, but then feel that it's just okay. The pattern irritates me: it's a pull-on style, and to accomadate getting into the garment without a closure, the shoulders are wide - wider than the pattern envelope would lead you to believe. Because of the wide neck, it feels almost like an off-the-shoulder top, and that wasn't really the look I was going for. I think that's the slight hesitation I have about this one.
A lady today commented that she loved my top; I dunno, maybe it is a winner. How do you feel about it? (No offense will be taken if you think it's meh!)