I did it - my pattern worked - I am absolutely stoked! So this is the first top I have ever made, yay! A big thanks to everyone who left comments encouraging me to give it go, you really did give me the push I needed!
I love the fact that it has a double layer over the chest.The only technical hitch I had was that I needed to do the binding in one piece right around the neckline, but sew and learn, I guess.
So now I have navy and brown merino sitting and waiting for me...but I am still too scared to even cut it.
I better go now and tend to my neglected but well clothed children!