This top was inspired by the fabric called St. Tropaz from Vogue Fabrics. I love stripes because they bring interest to any garment. I even went so far as to create an additional stripe with the solid fabric. Use any knit fabric of your choice. Be sure to put French Fuse on the yokes of the top and the cap of the sleeves. That will give you a built-in shoulder pad and help the top keep its shape.