This fabric was from Spandex House picked up at Patternreview Weekend 2006. Loved the color, loved the drape. Decided to make the KwikSew wrap dress with it, with the crossover portion of the bodice from a small piece of accent fabric that I got in an Emmaonesock bundle. Don't ask, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Cut it out, basted it together, and it looked like a big droopy orange bag. The fabric didn't seem that weighty, but the skirt pulled the bodice all out of whack and I couldn't think of any way to redeem it. But instead of chucking it, I threw it in the bag and when I was on my autumn colors binge with the wardrobe, it wandered back into my head. I salvaged the original sleeves, and cut the front and back of the shirt from that poor sad skirt. The bands and ties were just leftover bits of fabric, but I think they save it from being too plain.
This is my last top for the wardrobe, and I'm just finishing off the last skirt. Then all I have to work on is the bag, which is all over the workroom right now because I changed my design mid-cut.
Onward and upward.