See it. Buy the pattern. Make it, wear it.
That's what happened to me when I saw Gabrielle's review of this Cynthia Rowley pattern Simplicity 1366. The next day after work I went into Lincraft to buy white cotton thread and what do you know, they had a half price pattern sale and the fabric was half price too. Kismet.
I washed the material then made the top that night. It's a super quick top that only took 1metre of knit rayon and it's become an instant favourite.
The length is supposed to be a almost-crop-top but on me it's high hip length. I didn't fiddle with it but made it straight out to see how it went. I like it. The sleeves work with the body shape and length but I might just lengthen it a smidge on the next version.
I've done a pattern review with construction details. Here's my review and lots of others on PR.
This is one of those sneakily simple patterns that has gained popularity and now I see why. The cami looks nice too. Something Strange is also happening to my brain because the longer I look at the ha-cha-cha skirt the more I like elements of it. I might use the smooth front/pleated back idea at some stage but not right now. There are too many other patterns to try!