5 June 2016
Just to warn you, I’m catching up on posting about the things I made last year, or even the year before! But they were all made since I started my blog, and since it’s MY blog, I can follow MY rules, and blog about what I want! So there!
First up is a Sorbetto Top by Colette Patterns. The pattern is a free download and I think it makes a very cute, easy to wear, summer top.
I made this top at the end of last summer, and didn’t get a chance to wear it as the weather packed up as soon as I finished it, typical! I then took it to New Zealand on holiday early this year and it spent most of it’s time folded up in my suitcase and now I can’t get that crease down the middle out. Oh well, never mind!
A few notes about the construction. The fabric I used is a cheap muslin/cheesecloth type fabric, which is rather see-through, so I underlined it with another layer of itself. Underlining is a fabric added to the fashion fabric for more body and/or opacity. It’s a separate layer attached to the corresponding piece, and then treated as one during construction.
I kept reading about this Hug Snug seam binding in blogs written by American sewers, so thought I’d see if I could get some. I succeeded, and this is the first thing I tried it out on!
And on the side seams . . .
It was a bit of a faff, so I’ll probably only use it on special things in the future, if I remember!
I just love the bias binding. The only department store in town was getting rid of all their haberdashery, so had a 50 – 70% off sale! I bought so much stuff and this leopard print bias binding was one of my favourite purchases.
Looking at the top now, with more knowledge about fitting under my belt, I can see that the darts are too long and a bit high on me, so I think I’d like to make another one of these and try a simple dart adjustment.
Not a lot more to say, so I’ll leave you with another couple of photos of me trying to do some model poses!
That’s it for the Lime & Leopard Sorbetto. I just hope I get a chance to wear it soon!