No more sewing until Sunday. As I'll be mooching around a hotel for much of the time until then I did momentarily think of taking some fabric and patterns with me for cutting out in the hotel room but thought better of it as -
a. Maybe a tad obsessive.
b. I still remember having to unpack my entire suitcase at the airport counter (oh, the embarrassment!) when I was asked if I was carrying any scissors in my luggage - and confessed to having a pair of nail scissors. Wonder what they would make of a pair of sewing shears?
Now, the top:
My limited photography skills aren't quite up to decent photos of a shiny fabric like charmeuse under a light globe so a daylight photo of it worn is yet to come.
This top is not at all difficult to make. It is a standard shirt construction, apart from the curved front seam. Speaking of that seam - it needs something... maybe topstitching... .
I did take quite a bit off the sides (1.5 cm) and shaped them in a bit over the waist. The top, made according to the pattern has straight sides and is very boxy.