Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sorbetto #3: Now with French Seams!

Can you tell I'm in love with this pattern?!  This time I followed the instructions and made a box pleat down the front:

Colette Patterns Sorbetto

I'm so happy with it!  I wasn't sure I would like it with the pleat in this fabric, but I really do!  This was my first time sewing with lawn, and it wasn't as difficult as I'd thought it would be.  In fact, it wasn't difficult at all!  And making the bias tape was actually easier than it has been with the heavier fabrics I've used.  Here's a closer look at the fabric:

Dark blue and pale blue polka dots!

My mother asked me the other day how I made the bias tape, and I realized I forgot to add the link when I posted my first Sorbetto, so here it is:  Continuous Bias Tape. Wonderfully clear instructions and photos!

This time I decided to finish my seams by doing French seams.  I used to use these a lot when I was sewing ten years ago.  I'm gradually relearning all my skills!  It makes a very clean inside: 

A lot of people have reported whipping out this top in an hour and a half.  It is still taking me two hours to make one, even though I no longer have to look at the instructions.  I think I spend an inordinate amount of time admiring my handiwork.

And eating pie.


  1. Lovely - Between these tops and your Gingers you have a whole new wardrobe!

  2. I know! I can't stop! I'm making another one today!


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