Monday, September 19, 2011

My Sorbetto

A few weeks ago we had a friend from Matt's work over for dinner. After dinner, they started on a work project and I decided to start a small sewing project. The Sorbetto Top, a free pattern from Colette Patterns, was the perfect choice!
This top has only 2 pattern pieces, a pleat down the front, simple bust darts, and bias binding around the neck and arm holes.
I used a voile from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks, which is very lightweight. The simple seams and lightweight fabric were the perfect combination for french seams.
I used premade 1/4" bias binding for the neck and arm holes. I also learned a few great tips for sewing binding on, I'll share those in a tutorial on Thursday.
First, let's see my Sorbetto!
The front (excuse the dirty mirror!)
 Front details
 The back
For the most part, I like the fit of this top. I did take out the shoulder seam by about 3/8" because the bust dart was way too high and the arm holes were too tight. I'm still not thrilled with the placement of the bust dart, but I don't think it's too noticeable.
Even with the shoulder seam adjustment, I took about 3/4" off the bottom of the armscye. I'm really sensitive to how my tops fit under my arms, so I knew that  if the armscye was too tight, I wouldn't wear the top.
I wore my top out to dinner with a yellow cardigan, and I think it looked pretty cute! Next time I will alter the pattern to fit the bust darts properly and enlarge the armscye, but all in all this first version is very wearable.
Now for a sneak peek of my bias binding!
The front
 The back
Check back on Thursday for a tutorial on applying bias binding!


Anna said...

so cute! love the print you chose.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks great on you!

Toni said...

That looks so cute! I hope someday I can alter and adjust patterns to fit me. Looks like you did a great job!

felicity said...

Cute! Those voiles really work well for tops. Your bias binding is perfect!

Annabella said...

So cute...and love the self portrait.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

This turned out very well and looks like the perfect top for a hot day.