This was a quick top to make at our sewing weekend, with one hitch. I cut out the small size and not the medium size. The view above shows the extra piece I added to the side seams.
When I wore it as a small, my tummy rolls where there for all to stare at. OMG. What was I thinking.
The additional side pieces can’t easily be seen and the original suggestion to add the extra as ruching made me feel more self conscious about my rolls, so the top sits flat on my body. Phew. This is another piece that I bought when we were in Melbourne fabric shopping. The rest of the fabric will be made into a cardie.
Great save on your top, and I agree about the ruching. Only your sewing buddies will know what you have done.
Once the cardigan is done, the seam won't be seen.