I bought some new fabric at Gardams this week for a Jalie Twist top and decided to make it up last week-end as well as make one up in some fabric I purchased earlier. These are fabulous tops - I have already worn the sleeveless version to work. The sleeveless version was made with the 'modesty panel' (that term always makes me want to giggle in a twittering kind of way) so I can use it for work. I had hoped to add the flounce, but realised the fabric had a right side and a wrong side. Oh well, I will have to find some more fabric to make up one with the flounce.
The only problem I found with this top is that the modesty panel slips down so I may have to tack it with a few stitches on the neck edge.
The fabric I bought from Gardams is what I call a "grrrrowl" fabric (or what Caity might call "footballer's wives") and so had I had to go the whole hog on this top and did not add the modesty panel. I made the three quarter sleeve version and found I needed the neck ties on the back to hold the shoulders on nicely. I didn't find I needed them for the sleeveless version so I left the ties off that one.
Hubby calls this my 'cougar' top and I had to ask him if that meant I had permission to go on the prowl for a boy toy. ... No reply
Pattern review is here but doesn't say much more than this post.