I completed my third version of this top. I did not add the hem bands with this one and coverstitched the hem using a 5/8 hem allowance. I added an inch to the bottom when cutting out the fabric in order for it to be the length I wanted without the bands and after hemming. I also shortened the shoulder length by 1/4 inch and I think that is perfect for me and future versions of this top. I am going to give it a rest for now!