I made this top yesterday from Simplicity 4589. I bought the pattern and fabric a while back and finally got around to making it. I wanted a tank style top that didn't show my bra straps. I love the results. The only thing I would change is that the arm holes are a little big. I love the light smock feel to it but when I asked Mitch what he thought it became apparent that a smock evokes a completely different image for him than it does me. This is the conversation we had:
Me: How do you like my new top?
Mitch: It's cute, it reminds me of my grandma.
Me: Your grandma!?
Mitch: Yea, it looks like a sm... an apr... what do you call it?
Me: A smock?
Mitch: Yea, a smock. You need a pocket... to hold your snuff.
Dipping snuff was popular among southern woman years ago and they would keep their snuff can in the pocket of their apron. NOT the look I was going for.
Not deterred by his opinion and still pleased with my smock I remembered these from the May Tie One On challenge. I wanted to make one then, but was swamped with purse orders, so I never got around to it. Two months later, following Suzdeth's wonderful tutorial I came up with this. The green fabric is a very light, nearly sheer cotton blend.
Even if I am two months behind and do look like someone's grandma, I'm lovin' me some smocks!