Especially as the top is very loose - I knew that from before, but it suited the fabric I had - and it was also for mid summer wear, when loose is what you want. I also know that the neckline is far too wide for me - but I have already worked out the neckline shape.
Well, here is my muslin of the long sleeve version:
Yes - I'm not looking thrilled, I agree - it is not a flattering top. The sleeves are tight and do not stretch as they are cut in one with the main body - so they are on the longways non stretch grain. The body looks like a sack:
By the way, the pants are RTW rayon elastic waist pull on things. You can see why I prefer to make my own - my worst casual pants tend to look better than this!
I'll update the progress on this top as I have more news....
Keep happy and sewing everyone...