I love the back of this topper. It has a deep inverted pleat and when finished will have a Thai silk/cotton bow out of a gold/brown. I have not hemmed anything and the sleeve hem on the left is just tucked up where the hem would be. I shortened the sleves to the “petite” marking.
However this topper does not have bust darts and looks best on a smaller bust. Without darts the front swing at the side seams needs to contain the natural tendancy to stick out in front. And it is short! I may add to the length just to “save” this muslin. It is not a good look for a short round person.
I cut a size 12 with a 1.5″ FBA and lengthening .5″. I normally cut a 16 but it’s been so long since I’ve worn a raglan sleeve I tissue fit and it seemed OK. Now that the topper is made up I feel it’s too tight all over, perhaps due to the thickness of the fabric. I can let the 5/8″ seams out and add a blatant extension to the hem.
OK, there you have the muslin of the pattern. I’m not sure this is the proper style for the silk tweed fabric, though.