I am a bit too (pre)occupied ATM to be much talkative, hence my sparse posting despite pictures being ready for several weeks. I just thought I'd finally post anyway, and let the pictures do most of the talking.
This is another design by Doris Chan, from her book Everyday Crochet (same book the design for this dress came from). I modified the design as the absence of waist decrease was making this look ridiculously tent-like on my hourglass figure. I must confess to being rather proud of this achievement - decreasing shells on the round is not self-evident.
I also modified the design for the straps/neckline finish, as I didn't find the original neckline to be flattering on me. It was originally too square, high and tight. It took me quite a few tries to get the neckline to my liking.
In the (unlikely) event anyone is interested in these alterations, please let me know in the comments.
There's a funny little story about this top. I made this during my holidays in the Alps back in July, as this picture testifies ;)
The process was put to a sudden halt when an Evil Dog of Doom rushed at me, decided my ball of pure white yarn was his new toy, and promptly set about covering it in dirt and doggy drool. Good thing I'm not afraid of dogs and was quickly able to recover my yarn from the dog's jaws. Good thing, too, that I was able to borrow some savon de Marseille from one of the other tenants. The yarn was good as new after a wash.
This is quite a useful little top - dressier than most tank tops (although it was quite dressed down in the pictures, over one of my favourite summer skirts for staying at home and sitting in the grass!), meaning I can wear it to work, and very nice to wear, as it is 100% cotton. I bought the cotton at a factory shop in my hometown (Lille), and got it for 1 euro a skein. This top cost me 3 euros.
~*~I am very happy to report that I've been sewing again! My office/sewing room is all but complete - all that's left to get is a small table for the serger. I love my room, love working - and sewing! - in it. Good thing, too, as there's been quite a lot on my plate lately, and there promises to be much more of it as the next few weeks unfold. At least, I get to do it in a lovely environment when I work from home.