I chose Version 1 but added the longer sleeves from Version 2. I sew with a lot of prints, and the line drawings and examples for the launch made me think about stripes to start with. You can definitely go all out with prints, color blocking and piping for this one, but I also wanted to see what it looks like in a solid color without any flair to it. It has a classic look to it, and I like that.
My fabric is a red wool crepe. It's not great to be standing outside in Kansas humidity in a lined wool crepe dress! If you look closely at the pictures you can see that I'm actually starting to melt. My measurements are 34-28-38. Based on the sizing chart I initially chose a 2 in the bust graded to a 6 in the waist and hips. The waist and hips were too big so I went with a straight 2 and it fits well. The bust was too roomy above the darts. I pinned out what I didn't want, measured it (it was a 1/2 inch for me), made a straight line cut on the flat pattern, overlapped one side of the cut over the other 1/2 inch, and taped it.. I'm not sure if that's a legitimate way to adjust a pattern, but it worked for me.
My lining is Cotton+Steel rayon. It's a happy burst of color!
I received a copy of this pattern prior to it's release, but all opinions in this blog post are my own.