I have come across three easy top designs that would be great for a beginning seamstress. Dragon Designs has the instructions for this first top. Pretty easy to follow and you can adjust the pattern to fit your shape. I wonder how this one would work with a couple of scarves?The second top is made from a simple square. This would be great for summer. The DIY is at Cotton and Curls. Again this could be adjusted to fit your shape.And last but not least from My Grandma Said this top if refashioned from a large t-shirt. Such a feminine looking top, hard to believe it started out as a simple T.