When StyleArc introduced their Cara top I was so tempted to purchase that pattern! I don't even remember how many times I placed it in the shopping cart and then removed it. I really liked the flat front band, but was not sure how the gathers would work with my bustline.
Then I stumbled upon the Urban Gypsy Show and Tell on YouTube and discovered this Hot Patterns design had a shelf bra - and a flat band in front with darts and no gathers. Sold!
I like the flat front of the band, combined with the dart. I think it works well on my bodyshape.
If you follow me on Instagram (@sharonmads), you saw a couple of the pics of the progress. I sewed the entire top using French seams as the fabric liked to ravel. I also finished the hem and tie ends with a narrow hem (the same technique I used on the Burda 6762 top blogged previously). It took extra time but it was well worth the effort.
The tie cuffs are such a nice design detail.