after a few failed attempts, i have finally made a choli that fits well! all i had to do was disregard all instructions, of course! they said NOT to use stretch material, but when i tried it on non-stretch trial fabric, i could not even get into it! and it is pink...i love it! and it fits me better that it fits zoey, here in the photo. (i have more flesh!) now i need a skirt to go with it. maybe a black 10-yard skirt with a pink brocade hem...then i will be ready for our next bellydance party!