I am glad I actually went with it. I taped the pattern in front of the tv last Friday night and made two on Saturday.
I cut the pattern to size 6, according to my measurements but actually, could have gone down to a size 4. I made no changes to the pattern. I found my binding maker a godsend yet again for making the narrow facing.
As luck would have it, my chosen fabric, a very light weight cotton lawn from Fabric.com, is quite forgiving of an oversized top. I wore it to Corsair Bay on Sunday which was a very summery day. Because the style is loose and boxy, it is lovely to wear in the heat and the sleeves afford sun protection from the savage Kiwi sun.
There will definitely be more of these. I am keen to try it in something crush resistant that I can take on holiday with me.
Now, Lara of Thornberry and I must have been communicating telepathically recently because look what turned up in my blog feed today!
On a side note, there is a little photo bombing going on here. I wonder if you can work out who!