Thursday, June 16, 2011

Exhibit A

Proof that not only do I purchase fabric, I also sew it into garments:

Colette Patterns Sorbetto Top

This is my "muslin" - constructed to check fit.  Who says a muslin can't be cute?  This fabric cost less per yard than real muslin!

I cut out the pattern for size 2, and the only adjustment I did was to cut the length of a size 4.  Fit is perfect.  Some people had issues with the armholes gaping or the top being too short, but it's just right on me.  The only other change I made was to invert the pleat down the front and only sew it down about 1/3 of the way, a la Casey.

This was the first time I made my own bias tape, and I'm pretty darned proud of myself:

Now I've got at least one more to do!


  1. Gail: Have you also been sewing for many years? This is the nicest Sorbetto I've seen yet. I love the disparate (but complementary) combo of fabrics.

  2. Thanks for the compliment!

    Yes, I have been sewing (off and on) since I was a teenager - and you know how long that's been!!


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