Sunday, 14 July 2013

I'll have a triple Sorbetto please

I'm extremely late to the party but I have finally made a Sorbetto! My holiday is approaching (whoop, whoop!) and I realised I needed some more clothes to take with me which has led to a flurry of sewing activity. The ironing board is now living permanently in the kitchen! They have also come in useful for the warm evenings we have been having in the UK. 

Black & white Sorbetto

This pattern is very easy, it is made of two pieces of fabric plus bias tape on the neckline and arms. It can be put together in an evening, this is the kind of quick project that I like. I didn't need to make any changes to the pattern which makes it even better! This is sensible sewing for me, cake if you will. I need tops that will match the shorts and skirts I have or will have by the end of the month. 

Black & white Sorbetto side version

Hunting through my stash I found some left over white cotton with scribbled black flowers and knew it would be perfect. I didn't have enough for both pieces so made the front in white and used the left over black cotton used for my winter coat lining. I used French seams as the white cotton adds very little bulk.

Spotty Sorbetto

I then noticed the brown cotton with pink spots and thought it would make a great second. I picked up this fabric in the swap at Birmingham last month. Shamefully, I can't remember who brought it along but thank you! I love this top and it has been worn quite a few times already. I even had enough for bias tape. The edges are finished nicely with French seams. 

Pretty with pink Sorbetto

It seems I just can't get enough of this pattern as I made a third one! This time I hacked the pattern a little. I drew a smooth, gently curve from the just above the darts to the centre seam and chopped it off. I decided to keep the pleat as I really like it. I chose a white cotton for the main part and back and pale pink for the top yoke. The seams aren't so good on this one sadly. I had hoped to use French seams again (anyone tell this is my favourite way to finish seams?) but I pinned the pieces with right sides together and only realised when I had stitched them all. I could have ripped them out but it was very late and I couldn't be bothered. They are finished with a zigzag over locking stitch instead. I finished it off with the buttons I got free from Sewbox


Pretty with pink Sorbetto button

Three tops in three evenings and they were free! Don't you just love it when you have everything to complete a project and can make it out of stash pieces not quite big enough for a full garment? 

26 comments:

  1. Don't worry I've only just got round to making a Sorbetto, dunno what took me so long. I've made a regular Sorbetto and I'm in the middle of making a dress based on Sorbetto and the sleeve Mena made 2 years ago!
    http://www.sewweekly.com/2011/07/7dos-the-starter-sorbetto/

    When I finally get it finished I'll get it blogged and show you!

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    1. Ooh, I would love to see the dress!

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  2. Lovely! My favourite is the yoke and buttons version, really pretty!

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    1. I'm a little bit in love with the buttons!

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  3. My fave is the yoke one with buttons too! I made a Sorbetto ages ago, but I don't like the fit and have never gone back to it - surely worse than never having made it?

    Hurrah to free clothes though!

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    1. It's awful when something doesn't have the right fit after making it. For me, this works well as a casual day top.

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  4. I think I have to get around to doing a sorbetto after seeing your version. Fantastic that they fit right out of the box. Just adore the last one with the hearts.

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    1. Thanks Kirsty. I have no doubt your version would be fabulous!

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  5. Yay!! Your Sorbettos are so cute! I just love the first one with a differently coloured back. I think I"m going to steal that idea for my next one (shhhhh....lol). I only made my first Sorbetto a few weeks ago as a pyjama top for a matching set of pajamas I made.

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    1. I bet it is super comfy as a pyjama top! The first one is becoming my favourite...

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  6. These look great. The third version with the contrast yoke is something I've thought of doing but not yet got round to.

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    1. I hope you do. It was much easier than I thought it would be. The hardest part was choosing which fabric to use!

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  7. Oh, well done! Three tops in three evenings is amazing. And I love how different each one looks. I think I'll have to download this one...

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    1. It is such a versatile pattern. I can see me playing with other versions in the future. The fact that it is a pdf pattern is even better as it saves on tracing!

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  8. 3 tops in 3 evenings is going some I really admire you, those buttons are gorgeous. You have some really nice tops for your hols.

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    1. Thank you! It makes a change to have such a quick project.

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  9. I made my first Sorbetto a few weeks back! Love it! The brown and pink is my fave, though I am bias as that was the material I took to the swap! Yay! Glad it went to a good home xx

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    1. I'm so glad you commented Caroline, now I can thank you again for bringing the fabric to the swap! Your bias is perfectly natural!

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  10. They all look great! I like the changes you made to the last one, and the buttons are lovely. Tops like these are just the thing for this hot weather. :)

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    1. They have come in so handy recently! I do want more of these buttons...

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  11. They all look lovely and I am amazed that you made them in only 3 evenings! I love you idea to use different fabric for back and front - it is a great way to use up any leftover fabrics from previous projects. And I have also fallen in love with the pink yolk Sorbetto. I am totally tempted to make another Sorbetto now after having seen you beauties!

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    1. Thanks! The mix of fabric is formulating ideas in my head for future projects.

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  12. I especially love your last one, so cute!

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  13. These are all so cute! I love those adorable heart buttons :)

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  14. Wow! Three tops in three nights? That's fantastic! And they all turned out so beautifully. I especially love the contrasting black fabric on the first one and the contrasting yoke on the last...maybe I have a thing for contrasting details? Beautifully done.

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