Here is the aforementioned library booty. Teaching myself pattern drafting seems rather ambitious, but, seriously, how hard can it be? (Famous last words).
Here's a knit top I made several months ago in anticipation of summer. It was wishful thinking then, big time, BUT summer is finally here.
The pattern is Simplicity 3882, view D, the one in the scary red camo print. As much as I love camo, I opted instead for a solid gray-ish lilac-ish knit that I picked up a while ago from the thrift store.
I did add 3 inches to the hemline, and if (when?) I make this one again, I'll add some length to the bust pieces, too. There was just about no fabric to work with to make the casing under the bust.
Overall, it's a quick sew, and quite comfy, too, especially for sitting around pretending I'm going to teach myself pattern drafting.