Sunday, 15 May 2016

Weekending - A Sorbetto Top







Ever since I saw a picture of this Sorbetto top. I have  wanted to make myself one. So after the success of my Barcelona skirt, I went back to Spotlight to find a suitable fabric. I looked at various cotton lawns but ended up choosing  a textured chambray voile.

The pattern is a free pattern from Colette Patterns , which I downloaded  and printed out, then spent a wee while matching and taping all the pieces together.   Based on my not so large bust measurements, I ended up making size 2 for myself.  My darts and the front pleat turned out really well.  I contemplated doing a contrasting binding but in the end made continuous bias binding to match the top.  I figured any wonky stitching wouldn't be so obvious this way.   Rather than risk messing up the top stitching, of the binding, I hand sewed it down. I have decided that if there is more binding for dressmaking in my future I am going to invest in a bias tape maker.

I made the pattern longer than what was recommended for my size, however,  I think that next time I make a Sorbetto top,  I will probably make it a little longer again and maybe make the armholes a little lower too. This is a really easy pattern, that could be made up quickly if you had pre-made bias tape on hand and you weren't handstitching anything. I have an idea,  that one made from some of Anna Maria Horner's,  Loominous fabrics with the pleat inverted like my inspiration picture would be pretty fabulous.

14 comments:

  1. A lovely styled top and yes, I can see one made up Loominous, I have a quarter of each of this range and think it's the bees knees!!

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  2. You did a lovely job of this Julie. I admire your tenacity in printing and sticking pattern pieces together. I'd give up before I even got started. Look forward to seeing your next version.

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  3. You are a clever girl, and it looks lovely on you. I can see you have nice trim figure to wear these lovely things you are making. You dont have the wing flap arms yet - you lucky girl. Make the most of it!! haha!

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  4. Very nice! I like the detail on the front and the fabric too!

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  5. You're on a roll! It looks lovely. Since you have the pattern all ready now why don't you make a second one in one of those fabrics ( while it's all still fresh in your mind ).

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  6. That top is super cute! Well done :)

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    1. Thanks Jill - you'd be able to whip one up in a weekend, ready for summer days.

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  7. It really does look amazing, love the fabric.

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  8. Very nice. The skirt in your previous post is also cool.

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  9. Julie, I am having so much trouble piecing the Sorbetto top pattern together. I have 3 extra pieced that don't make sense. 6D 7D & 4C Can you help?

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  10. It looks gorgeous on you! Does it ride up was you wear it or wear comfortably?

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