Things I want to say:
1) They're YOUR clothes. Make 'em how you want to make 'em.
2) Love this.
3) I'll get rid of the kimono sleeves next time. My sloper has a good sleeve pattern for me. I can use that.
The original pattern called for one large tuck at the low-waist. I changed it to two small (1/4") tucks at the high waist. It's 3" longer, because I always tuck my shirts and I hate the line across the middle of my belly. The back tuck has been made up to shoulder-blades. I didn't need the side zipper, so I didn't put it in.
I didn't use facings - I lined it with some soft cotton "shirting" that I got online which actually has the texture of really soft old sheets. Nice, but not good for the outsides of clothing. (Would rock for a summer nightgown). Outside is that eyelet cotton. Tight with my layouts - a yard each. Total cost? About $10. And it took about 2-3 hours, even being picky and careful. Yeah. I think my life can involve a few more of *these*.
So, tomorrow I'll be rummaging around for fabric remnants that would make nice blouses... LOL.
Happy Birthday, me. :)