Badmomgoodmom asked a very good question on View B - she wondered if the asymmetric drape made it pull to one side. I didn't find that it did because the drape extends across the whole back and is caught in the back neck seam and the hem.
This time I made View A in a very lightweight and badly behaved poly. Getting the hem straight and the extra cape layer to hang properly was a nightmare. This top is supposed to be a bit longer, but as I kept trying to trim the bottom straight it got shorter and shorter until I finally just decided to hem it as it was before it turned into a crop top.
The reason I used a badly behaved poly is that I totally fell in love with the print, a sort of enlarged fish scale digital print which I found at the fabric market in Sham Shui Po. The fabric itself actually feels quite nice, it was just a devil to work with.
Neckline detail, as before I changed the facings to a binding strip, but the neckline one is too wide, not risking redoing it though and leaving visible holes.
Fortunately I don't think people will notice this in real life - the hem of doom!
Well, a few days in the magic closet and some time to forget the hemming traumas worked wonders and I now really like the top. I like this sort of unusual draped style and I really do love the print. I have some left to make another top or perhaps a scarf if I can face cutting and hemming it all over again! There are so many lovely prints around in this type of fabric that I am determined to master it.
I initially planned to wear this with jeans but in taking these photos I prefer it with the denim pencil skirt. Still, it's good to have options!