Yeah I didn't want to smile
This is my second attempt at this top and it's gone much better. The pattern still needs a little tweaking but only a little.
The biggest problem I have with this style of top is it hanging wrong off the girls and making me look much large of waist than I am. I am a proper hourglass and I am coming to see that an empire line isn't as flattering as I once though.
I intended to drop the back much lower than this and made it a really sharp V as I did on the first version but that didn't seem to happen. However it is much lower than the pattern originally intends.
The only flaws with is as far as I am concerned are that the straps are not central over my bra straps, the horizontal bust dark is slightly puckered and I had to pinch a little extra off the side seams at the last minute. I should have taken the whole thing apart to do that neatly but didn't bother. My zips still need some work as they pucker a little but I think this is caused by the alterations I make with an FBA and what that does to the pattern pieces. All in all I'm really happy with it.