It was finally too much for me over the weekend and I just had to start my first project for the New Year. I didn't get too carried away mind you. With every one at home, getting stuck into anything too challenging was not an option so I eased into the New Year with a nice simple knit top. The pattern is Butterick 5497, a pattern I came across on the sale table at my local sewing shop. I particularly liked the gathers on the shoulders and under the bust. Initially I was unsure whether I would slit the back like in the pattern but am now glad I did. I used some cotton knit that I got from the op shop for $2 and wrote about here This is a really nice top to wear but would give a really interesting tan line if worn for too long...lol. I would definitely make it again but do find the neckline a little too wide so would definitely make this slightly narrower next time.