This is one of my favorite tops and it won best pattern in 2012 on pattern review. I just haven't had the time to make one except for the top I made while on the road. I always save pictures in my idea folder and when I need to make something and don't have any ideas (mind goes blank sometimes) I go back to that folder, and there you have it. This was made from a black heavy ponte knit that I purchased while in NY.
I saw this dress on Ann Taylor's web site for fall 2012 and got the idea to do the skirt.