Hello Bloggers, I'm still here. I've made up Style Arc's Rosie top, which was a freebie with some other Style Arcs bought earlier in the year. I like the line drawing. I like the idea of a quick pull on top that could be made in a variety of fabrics. The recommended fabrics are 'crepe, washed silk, cotton' but it really needs something with drape. I had nothing crepe-like that I was willing to use for a muslin so I used a piece of quilting cotton that I had bought on impulse and ran it up.
Before cutting out I did lots of measuring and thinking. The crosswise front seam arcs over the stomach at a weird spot so I brought the centre of it down half an inch. I added 2cm to the armholes to extend those cap sleeves a little bit. I added the seam allowance to the centre back and cut the piece on the fold as I needed the extra bit of width at the shoulders and neck but then I added two vertical darts to the back bodice at the waist and at the end I took the sides in a bit. I didn't do a back neck loop closure. I tweaked and fiddled and took pictures.
It might work better in a different material now that I've got the fit sorted.
Should I try it again? What do you think?