This top is in the very beginning stages, but I thought I'd share it to see if anyone has any advice or ideas. The inspiration is the Bodkin Tulip Top pictured, although it would be a VERY bad idea for me to wear it in the same manner as the model. I used the Scout Woven Tee pattern as my starting point, made two front pieces with mirror image tullip curves. The fabric is black polka dotted silk. Here's hoping it turns out!
OK, I finished the top, and I'm trying to pull off the intense "Don't Mess with ME" look of the model. I love the finished top! The silk is super soft and drapes in just the right way, and it fits like a dream. French seams throughout. In addition to the criss cross front, I lengthened the sleeves and modified the neck to make it more of a boat neck like the original. It worked!