So I needed something to highlight the shotness and as it was only 1 metre, it had to be a small project. Said friend has now been briefed that 1.5 metres is a better length for fabric purchases for me. She's going to the States next month so here's hoping she pays heed to my request!
I settled on the singlet style top with the gathers at the neckline (in lime green on this pattern).
My personal bugbear is that the neckline is a lot higher in the garment than shown on the cover. Its quite restrictive and stifling. Toile pix:
Yes, swayback adjustment is in order.
I think I'll drop the neckline down about one inch. And go up one size.
So not an instant success but thankfully only minor tweaking involved.