I tried the Rite of Spring Shorts again. Somehow I had thought this pattern was already fitted and ready to just sew up. Then, as I tried on the shorts in progress, I suddenly recalled that I had done lots of on-the-fly alterations to make the first pair fit at all. This pair turned out huge. Upon checking my pattern pieces and reviewing the size chart, I determined that I had cut a size too big to start with.
I made the top for my show. I'm pretty sure that link won't work. I'll try to update it at some point with a better link. The bow is designed to cover your bra strap. You can buckle your bra right through the "knot" to keep it in place. Here's some pictures of my lovely friend Kelly modeling this top with different shorts on the runway.