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