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Sewing for summer

Today I pulled out an old pattern from the Townmouse summer 2006/07 range and made a custom garment.

Flutter sleeve top

This little top in pretty Liberty is now winging its way to Europe with a few other goodies for a little girl currently enjoying a northern hemisphere summer.

Flutter sleeve top detail

This pattern gave me a lot of grief at the time I developed it.  The perfectionist in me demands that the flutter sleeves are just so.  If there's too much gather or stiffness in the sleeves they stick straight out and dominate the garment.  So Liberty is perfect to achieve a soft and flattering sleeve, but then Liberty is perfect for so many things. 

Summer07_home_main Here is how the pattern appeared in the summer range two years ago.  I love this little grey spot.  It worked well with the linen skirt.  Most of my little customers went for the top in the pink colourways (which is no surprise), but the grey was my favourite.

Comments

Zélia

oh, its wonderful!

Susan

The design is simple and beautiful - and the sleeve sits just so in the photo. I like the term "flutter sleeve" - I also like a "puffed sleeve", so long as it is not too puffed!

Clare

It's very very beautiful : )Lucky little girl.

Ravenhill

Oh, this is such a delightful top! Your sense of perfection shines through in everything you do. What beauty you create!

Have a lovely weekend,
Emily

Lilla My

It was so cute.Something for my sonn 6 years daughter...ExACtly her style

Lisa

Love the sweet top with the flutter sleeves - just delightful!

Mette

Lovely! I like your blog. See you.

Ana Paula

so delicate!
so beautiful! :)

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