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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Sorbetto Weekend

As mentioned in the previous post, I downloaded the Sorbetto top.  And this must be a world's record for me because I have sewn up two so far.  Wore one Sunday. 
One of the writers on the Sew Weekly did 7 Days of Sorbetto and that inspired me to go back to the Collette Pattern site and download the top.  It's so easy!   The first one I used a lightweight print just picked up this year from the red tag section at Joann's.  Last year I made a skirt from this same fabric that was not in the clearance section.   Anyway, this is so easy because it has only the front and back pattern pieces.  You see a sleeve pattern in my picture because some kind person whom I can't think of right now, drafted a sleeve pattern that I will try in my next couple of Sorbettos.  There are no facings for the neck and sleeve openings.  You can use your own bias tape made from the fabric scraps which I did in both of these tops.  Or purchase a matching or contrasting bias tape.  You can make several of these in a day if you want to just sew up a few.
I asked my daughter to take a picture of my top and she did just that.

Here's my granddaughter who I think is a 5 year old supermodel!  When the camera comes out, she is there with her pose whether she's supposed to be in the picture or not! 
Her mom made the skirt and her top is sequins.  I don't know where she bought it.  I'm not sure of the skirt pattern, but she made two skirts at the same time and I'm sure she'll probably wear the other one next weekend.

The second sorbetto is exactly as the first except I used a remnant leftover from a dress that was sewn two years ago.  The fabric came from Fabric Mart.   I did not follow the directions for the Sorbetto.  Didn't read them.   It looks similar to the picture though. 


GodsgirlT said...

Love the skirt and top combination. Looks like they were made for each other!

Sheila said...

Lovely sorbetto tops. I still have the pattern laid out as a reminder to try it again after the first wadder.

Anonymous said...

The tops looked great! I also made one. Yours seems to fit you better than mine did. Did you leave out the dart?

Pam said...

Sorry! I actually meant to leave my name with the above comment.

Cennetta said...

Your Sorbetto tops are super cute.