So, here's my latest version in another lovely, flowery fabric that I bought a week or so ago. This shows the front of the top.
I love it! It's a cotton sateen and lovely to work with. The flowers are big, lots of blues, maroon, pinks and some grey and brown, unusual for this style of print. This pattern is lovely to sew too, there are elbow darts, slits in the side seams and a 18" zip at the back. I scooped out the neck by about half an inch as this sits better on me.
Its a lovely patterned fabric but that means...pattern matching the back seam with the zip. It took a while but boy did I make a good job of it (obviously, modesty is my middle name!). I think I'm just relieved as it would have stuck out like a sore thumb if I hadn't done it right. Have a look and see what you think.
The background of the fabric looks white but in reality it's cream.
C (AKA The Photographer) is still working while I'm off so there will probably be more photos of clothes hanging on the wall rather than on me!