A few pictures...these we taken in my bedroom so please excuse the shots of my dressing gown and towel in the background!!
I definitely think that tucking in is the way to go with this top. Despite the fact that i cut out a size 8 (!!!) it is still very baggy around the front, giving me a rather unflattering pregnant-look! Except across the chest, where it is ever so slightly tight. I realise that the style is for a loose, flowing top, but I'm not sure that this effect will work for me. So, i am considering making the following alterations....
1) Add about an inch across the chest
2) Increase the length of the top by 1-2 inches
3) Possibly try and take the top a little around the waist so it is slightly less voluminous. Maybe moving the darts, or adding some under the chest would help to obtain the desired effect here?
What do you think? I really love the finished effect of this top, especially with the contrast bias binding as used by Marie, so i think it is definitely worth persisting with. I would also highly recommend giving this top a go as it is so quick and satisfying to make.
Before i go, to motivate myself i have decided to keep a public record of my shockingly slow knitting progress with the blanket squares in an attempt to shame myself into speeding up. So far: 6 down, 40 to go!