I was so excited by the new Jalies, that I made up this Nikita pattern when it was first released, during out winter here. It has only just got warm enough to wear it now. Only in that time, I have had to stop running and I have taken up swimming 3 times a week. I am not a strong person and struggle to build muscle, but swimming does seem to have built up my lats and this top is on the tight side (same with a lot of my summer tops, which is a bit sad). My bust size is still a T on the Jalie chart, and I made a size U, grading out to a W in the hips, but clearly I need to allow extra room across the back. I'm not sure if I also need to lower the armholes, or if this won't be a problem in a larger size.
I used a t-shirt from a fun run to test out the pattern and I did have to piece in a little bit of fabric to get it to fit. I used this same fabric for the armhole bands.
I have a lovely soft bamboo lycra to use for my next version.