I'm not quite sure about the results being flattering on my body. The extremely cold weather hasn't really allowed me to wear it yet either...so we'll see. This uncertainty always makes me wonder if it would have just been better to spend the money on the original...with the option to return the whole thing, if it didn't suit. My version cost a whole lot less, but now the materials have been spent + I'm tasked with getting them worn one way or another. More imperfection.
Sewing pattern :: Butterick 6312
Fabric :: hemp/organic cotton
Alterations :: Added 1 inch to the length at waist (because I've sewn this pattern before). Button opening at back instead of zipper. Added 4 inches to hem. Rounded neckline. Bias binding at neck + reverse bias binding at sleeves. Drawstring at waist.