I bought the fabric and trim to make this top when the magazine first came out...four years ago. Well I'm glad I remembered and taking advantage of the fact that these empire waist tops are all the rage I finally sewed this one up.
The only change I made to this design was to add less trim. As it is this is a very youthful top so I better wear it the most I can now before it becomes totally not appropriate for my age. The fabric is an embroidered cotton/poly blend from Joann's, the trim is pre-gathered and it is from a local shop which unfortunately closed this year.
This was a very easy to sew raglan sleeve top, the shaping comes from a tie inserted in a casing, and there is elastic in the sleeves. I think the trim is what makes it especial. I wore it today and got many complements.