This week, I’ve been working on tops. The first is Vogue 8546, which I started last week. I was really attracted to the interesting keyhole neckline but it turns out to be it’s only flaw. The corners don’t lie flat against my chest and I think that makes it look homemade. However, the bodice is a great fit and I plan to try it with a different neckline. My full review is at http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=43409
The other top is Simplcity 2501. I thought the waistband and peplum would give a nice vintage-feel, but instead it cuts me off at the middle. This pattern has separate cutting lines for B,C,D cup, so it eliminates the need for a FBA. I may try the views without the waistband, since it fits so well otherwise.
Both of these patterns are current releases.