Friday, January 27, 2012

A Very Swanky Sorbetto

I've recently jumped on the Sorbetto bandwagon - have you? It is such a cute and easy pattern and is free!

I made this in a beautiful black eyelet from Tessuti that I bought two weeks after Little M was born. I needed to line it, so I used some magenta chiffon from my stash. The binding is the same gorgeous Mokuba wool binding I used for my NY Cape.



I didn't have quite enough of the eyelet to make the full pleat at the front, so I decreased it by approximately 1.5cm. I also stitched the pleat down as the thickness of the eyelet, and the double layer made it stand out from the body too much. I basted the eyelet and chiffon together and treated it as one piece of fabric - I thought about doing a separate lining but thought it would look funny through the eyelet. I made a straight size 6 with no alterations bar decreasing the pleat and stitching it down - though I did hand-stitch on the binding so it looked neat.


Next time I was thinking about lowering the neckline a smidge -what do you think? I really like the Sorbetto top - so easy and cute - I think I'll be making more - perhaps in cotton though so it is more airy for this crazy heat we've been having!

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  1. This weather is driving me mad, our air con at work stopped working just before the heat started! I love the top, the pink makes you look twice. How do you find the length? Would you do it longer or shorter or leave it? The neckline looks good, change with your next version and then you can see what you like better. I haven't made it up, in fact I have it on my computer but have yet to print it out, 25 pages seems a lot for one top don't you think? Also while I'm here, would you consider putting a subscribe by email button on your blog? Love your work Rach. Kat

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    1. Thanks Kat! I like the length as is - hits me on my hip bone. I like that I can tuck it in or leave it out. 25 pages is alot! I don't think I even thought about it while taping it together - I still have baby brain that leaves me a bit docile sometimes though! I'll have a squiz into the email button. And thanks again!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is such a class act. You are such a great Sewist - it's really nice to see some of your creations again.

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    1. Aw, thank you! It is very nice to be sewing again.

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  3. I do love a bit of eyelet :) Love the red peaking through there too. A weekend to be spent by the beach for sure!

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  4. Oooh, very smart. I love it! I'm a huge Sorbetto fan - I made 3 last year and plan more fr this summer!

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  5. Also a huge Sorbetto fan - just finished my 3rd and can't wait for the next one... They are just so 'wearable'...

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  6. You are quite right Rachel; your top is swanky. The magenta underneath is gorgeous. This top really suits stovepipe trousers doesn't it? Mx.

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    1. It sure does. I've been wearing it with shorts too. xx

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  7. Very cute! Love the magenta peeping through. I've not tried that pattern yet but i have been seeing it a lot throughout blogland.x

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    1. Give it a go! It uses so little fabric.

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