Fair enough, I made a few weird Scouts. One was a knit and I totally ignored any knit modifications. The other was a size 0 and I couldn't lift my arms. And it was short. So it seemed fair to give it another try, especially since I had this incredible Nani Iro doubleweave gauze - a tiny piece. And I couldn't think of anything else that would fit on it. And it's about 30 degrees outside, and Australia next month will surely be even hotter, so woven gauze sounds like a perfect wardrobe choice right now.
I had to cut the back as two pieces. Also I was following the Polly top technique for putting the bias binding on so I sewed it to the inside first, and then didn't have enough bias tape thickness to fold it over the front. So I left the frayed edge around the neckline...that's an, erm, style point! Not a mistake...
Other than that it was a straight size 2. I should do a wide shoulder adjustment if I do this top again. I still do not really like the pattern. I know everyone else loves it, so not sure what's up with me - my need to be contrary?
I do have to say that the doubleweave gauze is the most awesome cotton fabric I have ever worn. I adored this during the day I wore it at work, but found myself *really* wishing for that wide-shoulder adjustment.
I'll give this one a more intense test run during my month in Australia and see how it measures up!