I tried to recreate the model's pose in the Rowan magazine.
[Photoshop experts: how could I have done this so that the image sizes and scales were identical? My picture looked too squished when I tried to match the Rowan model's size--it could of course be a reflection of my actual size :-) but I'm sure that there's a trick I don't yet know.]
Somehow I couldn't quite act as disgruntled as that model seems to be. It's hard to be down when you're wearing a new handknit for the first time. I'm happy with the way that the twisted stockinette looks, and I'm happy with the way my slanted bottom looks. It's more subtle and less like a big flap than the Rowan original shows.
Still, I'm a little blah about this one. I've got to do something with that button, or perhaps buy a light camisole. Can you say "low cut"? I knew that it would be low, somehow I didn't think that it would be this low.
Alternatively I could reblock it to a slightly wider size. This would allow me to pull in the neckline further. I think this is a question for Knitsmiths tomorrow. Someone there will know what to do.