Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sorbettos 2, 3 & 4

I am happy to say that I completed another three Sorbetto tops, and I couldn't be any happier with them!

I did make a few changes this time round - french seams for one, and I also finished the binding as per the designers instructions by sewing it onto the wrong side first and then pressing it over and sewing it down onto the right side.  Not only do you get to see the lovely bias binding but it somehow eliminates the slight gaping around the neckline that I have on the first version.

So, without any further ado, I present you with the Pansy Sorbetto:

I absolutely love the colors of this fabric.  It is so cheery and summery!  I saw the fabric on the cutting table at my local fabric store and couldn't resist . . . I brought the rest of the bolt (there were only two or three metres left).  I can't believe that by pure serendipity one of the lilac pansies ended up situated 'slap, bang' in the middle of the front pleat.  Perfect!  I will make a short pencil skirt out of the same fabric that will make an unusual two-piece suit.  This skirt is my black corduroy skirt (from my last post) and I have re-stitched the lining so that it did not pull on the main fabric.

Next up is my Dotty Sorbetto:


The Broderie Anglais trim is from my stash.  It is cotton and is from my Aunt who was in Hong Kong for a number of years as my Uncle was with the RAF and was stationed out there.  She brought me some trims back, and this is one of them.  Thanks Maggie xx

For this version I actually sewed the front pleat down, catching the trim in the seam.  The buttons are a burgundy color (I am not sure where I rescued them from) and look really cute.  This fabric is cotton with a little stretch.  It is a little thicker than the others that I made and so the bias binding was not so crisp.  I think if I make more out of thicker fabric then I will use some other cotton for the binding.  I need to make more pencil skirts . . . . .

And finally for today, the Yellow & Black Sorbetto:

Again, the three buttons, and this top is cute, cute, cute!  Although these tops will mainly be worn during the summer, they will also work under cardigans and jackets throughout the winter and Spring.

I have three others cut out and they will most likely need contrast bias-binding due to the nature of the fabric (a bit thicker and also stretchy).

So this is my sewing for last week - how have you all been doing?

Edit:  Well, I had some issues with the first photos that I posted, and I have updated most of them on this post . . . . call me vain?  Sure, but I happy with these!!


  1. You are really knocking them out! I really need to pull out this pattern and try it out.

  2. Lovely versions! IMHO, this is the only woven tank pattern one needs, isn't it great? :)

  3. Cute tops! You really got a good thing going there ;-)

  4. Lovely! Your version are all so pretty :)

  5. Great versions of the Sorbetto, I don't think I could pick a fabourite as I like them all.

  6. Oh I love all of them, but I think the Yellow one if my favorite! It's a great top for layering, isn't it? g


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