This is one of those projects made up using a pattern that I wasn't sure I liked, in combination with a fabric that I was not sure whether or not I liked. And guess what? I've ended up with a shirt that I'm not sure whether or not I like.
I bought the pattern because I wanted to see the construction, as I am thinking of making a bikini with a twist front. The pattern is Butterick 4789.
I should qualify that I did like the fabric, but the print repeat was not placed as I wanted for the original project. That is one of the pitfalls of buying on-line. If you were in the store, you could say, actually, add on 50 cm so I can include that bit of the repeat.
I didn't read the reviews at PR (all 35 of them!) before I made the top (because I cut it out the day the fabric arrived, whilst watching the Ita Buttrose Australian Story). I later saw that there was quite a bit of discussion regarding the fit and the "wad" of fabric below the twist. My two cents is that bustier women look good with a close fit, but flat chested gals, like myself, look better with a looser fit, allowing the fabric to drape, as a feature (given that there is no cleavage to feature!). Each to their own, of course. I remember similar grumbles about the fit of another Butterick twist top I made.
I cut a Sz 14, instead of my usual 12, because I was being lazy about the cutting and thought that I could make adjustments later. Well, I didn't make any adjustments, not even my almost-always-required forward shoulder adjustments, so I am wondering if, being a designer pattern, the standard sloper was not used and a forward shoulder had already been included in the design?.