Progress pics of front sections. Flounce added to front for improved fit.
Front and back finished and collar applied. Very happy with the sleeveless look. Figuring it would take about one metre of 160cm wide fabric to make again. Shot of inside. Black fabric on inside is interfacing. All raw edges are serged out of laziness. Probably should have been bias bound.
Finished top with sleeves in natural light. Very happy with results. In the end, it wasn't too difficult to finish. It was important to read the instructions and make notes on the pattern pieces. Trials in muslin are necessary to teach oneself how to understand the pattern. It was a personal choice to omit a step or two, and the instructions do not appear to be 100% complete. Definitely going to make this again though.
Thought a lot about McQueen while making this. Is it part of the mourning process? Thought: the world doesn't get to experience anything new from the man. It's over. Everything he had to offer is already out there. That said, his work is for the wealthy few. Take what you can and keep learning and pushing forward.