|Colette Patterns Sorbetto Top|
Made in exactly the same way as the first, except that this time I used the same fabric to make the bias tape:
Once it was done, I wished I'd done the pleat the other way around. It just seems too plain. I may add a couple buttons for interest. My thinking was that the pleat done the way the pattern shows is more formal, and I wanted this to be a breezy, casual summer top.
The embroidered gauzy cotton presented a few challenges in sewing, especially in the making and use of the bias tape. The embroidery stops the fabric from stretching along the bias as much as it would without it, so there are a few places where the fabric is a little wonky. The astute among you will notice that I didn't photograph those bits.