Thank you for all the nice comments on my skirt and top. The review of the top is on PR now, and here are a couple of answers to questions:
The top is BWOF no. 109 from January 2007 (but you already know that, you were writing your comment about the same time I updated the review I think).
The Knip Veneta dress is for 3.60 meters of fabric, which is 3.9 yards. Though your fabric sounds lovely by the description of it, it will not be sufficient, but you already guessed that.
As to conversion from yards to meters, there are several conversion charts on the internet. This is one I found.
Last question from Nancy on custom pattern for bra's: I made mine in workshops that I followed here locally.
For Marji: a good source is this site, and this is the search result for the magazines. I could buy you one, but it would not be cheaper, this site charges exactly the same price as I pay in the shop. Be aware that shipping charges are high!
For Summerset: no I didn't lengthen the placket. But it's rather long.
That's it for now. Probably I will post less regularly for some time. I have serious problems with my shoulder and right arm, and I must be less at the computer. Doctor's orders as from today. And work prevails and makes sure that there's money in the pocket to buy fabrics, so I'll do my best (but it's going to be difficult!)