I used the Summer Basic top pattern from Ottobre Woman 2/2013. It doesn't get much simpler than two pattern pieces and some binding! This is a straight size 36, but for future makes, I will grade to a size 34 from the waist down. I like my running tops to have a looser fit through the middle, but where it comes in at the hips is just barely snug enough to stay up above my bum.
I followed the instructions as written, other than leaving out the clear elastic on the shoulder seams. I didn't think it would be necessary with this fabric and also was concerned about potential chafing on long runs. I even did the binding the Otto way, which I think is only the second time ever that I've done so. I usually go for the serge on and topstitch method. I'm really happy with how it turned out, especially the double needle topstitching.
I cut the neckline binding on the crosswise grain (I think? I always get lengthwise & crosswise confused) to get the stripes to to go the other way. Since this is a 4-way stretch fabric, it worked fine.
I wore it on a 4-miler after I finished it up and was really happy with it. I can definitely see more of these in my future, both for running and casual wear.
What do you think about this print -- hideous, cute, or somewhere in between? I honestly can't decide. I also have a pale pink with tiny black flowers (everything about that is so not me) that is destined to be an XYT tank in the near future.