Just looking at that picture makes me feel a few degrees cooler :-)
My inspiration piece was a Paul & Joe top, torn from a magazine. It has been filed away so long that it was actually different to what I had remembered.
I was going to bodgy my own bat-wing pattern, but decided to rifle through my pattern collection in case I had one stashed away and forgotten about. I found an Anna Sui pattern, Vogue 2947, which I had previously sewn for my Mum. Not exactly the same as the Paul & Joe top, but the same sorta feel. The bat-wings ended up smaller than I remember, but that is probably because I tried on the one I made previously, which was a bigger size. I omitted the contrast trim on the neck-line, because I had contrast shoulders. Other reviewers have used a facing instead of a trim, but I just turned in a narrow hem. I stitched up the centre-front a bit of a ways, so that I would not need a camisole underneath.
Check out the price tag on that Paul & Joe top. $595!!! must be silk??? Mine is cotton. The green swan print voile is from EmmaOneSock and the blue daisy voile is from a discount place on the Sunshine Coast (the name of the place escapes me but it is on route from Noosa Beach to Cooroy). Peter is wondering why I didn't use matching fabrics. I guess taste will always be individual!