Another pattern is winging it's way to a tester today, my square neck smocky top!
It's taken a long time to get the pattern exactly the way I wanted (five revisions), but I'm conscious that it's almost July and this is a summer top so I really shouldn't faff about indefinitely!
This one has a quilter's cotton neck and sleeves and a super lightweight voile body. It should be perfect for our impending US trip as the voile is almost sheer and Maia really doesn't like the heat.
The voile has little printed giraffes in green and browns, it's very sweet. I have a lot, so I'll probably use it for other summer clothes.
One of the reasons that this pattern has taken so long is that I was hoping to also have the option to make it sleeveless.
But now that I've made one, I don't actually think it 'works', I feel it needs the sleeves to balance out the neckline. What do you think?