I have not done any dressmaking for myself for many years but whilst shopping with my daughter on her birthday this week I kept grumbling about the price of tops which I liked in M&S - £35 for a top - outrageous. So today I visited my favourite fabric shop in Salisbury (Fabric Land) and purchased two top patterns and four (YES 4) pieces of fabric for just £38. This will make the tops less than £10 each and the patterns will be an investment for future tops so the price will go down the more I use them :-)
Keep your fingers crossed that the sizing/fitting works out OK - the last time I made myself a top I was a UK size 10 pattern - now I am somewhat larger (but working on a reduction), so am not sure if the patterns will work- but they are lovely!!