I set about finding appropriate fabrics and finally found them in an ivory colorway.
The knit jacquard is from Fabric Mart--it was a dream to sew with. The jersey knit--almost too thin to use--and the lace were from Fashion Fabrics Club. I used the jacquard on the bodice and main back panel. The lace was used on the sleeves, stomach panel and upper back panel. The jersey was used for the side panels, and underneath the lace on the stomach and back panels.
time I got done sewing and re-sewing this top, I'd make it twice!
If I ever do make it again, I'll go down to a size 16 and raise the neckline. It sits rather low for my taste and age. It was a booger bear to make, but I love it dearly now. It fits nicely and is just what I envisioned. I can now take that inspiration picture down from the board.
Do you have an inspiration board in your sewing area? And do you move out the accomplished for a new dream once you create it? Happy sewing and chasing the dream!