This top is made in one piece (including straps and edging), top-down and is seamless. It is shaped at the waist for a wonderful fit. Made entirely of simple dc, with dc increases and decreases used to create the waist shaping. Finished with a simple, pretty edging. Sample was made using Aunt Lydia's 100% Viscose from Bamboo Crochet Thread Size 10 held double-stranded. This can be substituted with single strand of DK/Light Worsted weight yarn. Pattern includes instructions for 5 sizes, designed to fit the following (bust) measurement: X-Small (0-2): 28-30" Small (4-6): 32-34" Medium (8-10): 36-38" Large (12-14): 40-42" X-Large (16-18): 44-46"