After all that skivvy sewing we’ve been doing, I decided to give myself a bit of a break from blogging. Which means, of course, I had more time for sewing! Yay! I’ve been sewing (and knitting) up a storm the past week, and I have tons of things to share 🙂
This one, however, has been done for a LONG time, I just never had the chance to take pictures! Last weekend, I headed to a local farmers market with my summery sorbetto on and got some yummy veggies! The colors of summer were so great, we definitely took more pictures of vegetables than my Sorbetto, but you get the idea…
The Pattern: Colette Pattern’s Sorbetto, size 0
Fabric: I only had .75 yds of this pretty floral voile, but I was able to squeeze the top out of it!
Instructions: As with pretty much every Colette Pattern ever, they were great. I didn’t really follow them, though!
What I love most: I’m a bit obsessed with the trim I used for the front. The top felt too plain and boring without the pleat in the front, and thought this colorfully woven bit of awesome took the place of it perfectly.
What I would do differently next time: I would definitely size up to a 2. The top is a bit snug in the bust and around the arms. It’s also a bit short (I’m only 5 feet tall!), so keep in mind I didn’t shorten it at all if you’re a tall lady!
Alterations: I eliminated the pleat because I didn’t have enough fabric for it! I also flipped the binding to the inside around the arms. With red around the arms and the neck, it looked a bit like a baseball tee, which is not the look I was going for.
Recommended? If you’re in the market for a quick, easy summer top that takes up around a yard of fabric, this fits the bill perfectly.
Final thoughts: I should spend more time at the farmers market, those blueberries were AMAZING 🙂