My last make of 2019 was this princess seam top with statement sleeves!
I'm so glad I choose to wear this top and pants instead of going with my original plan. I felt that I was dressed pretty casually, but I was by the far the most dressed up person in the restaurant.
Vogue 9243. It's an Easy Options pattern featuring a princess seam top with a back zipper and sleeve variations.
I knew I wanted to use the novelty knit for the sleeves, and debated between view A (top green one one the envelop) and View F (bottom blue one on the envelop). View A won only because I didn't have enough of the novelty knit for View F.
French Seams were used for the underarm seam, and I left the bottom edge of the sleeve unhemmed.
With the ponte knit I probably could have gotten by without the back zip, but ended up adding it. Now that the top is complete I can indeed get in and out of it without a zipper.