I purchased Simplicity 2337 during a JoAnn pattern sale in October 2011, and plan to use View B for my version.
I initially overlooked this pattern as an option because View B has shoulder embellishments and the side-front seams are closer to the dress's center than the original design. But, I had to remind myself that my version does not have to be a literal interpretation. So upon further review of the pattern's croquis, I determined View B could easily be used with some design modifications - specifically, the button tabs on the dress front.
|my modified croquis|
I've also decided to line the dress, thus eliminating the armhole and neckline facings, so I'll be working with 3 pattern pieces, plus my front tab...that's it!
Next will be to find a fabric choice for this dress. I like the idea of using a wool-based fabric because they tend to be lightweight and breathe - important considerations for a spring/summer garment - yet, it could still be worn into fall/winter by coordinating with other seasonally colored and/or designed garments and accessories. Yep...I'm digging this dress!