this project is kind of a let-down, to be honest. i made the sorbetto top, courtesy of colette patterns. i had some high hopes for this one, y’all – colette patterns are so pretty & well-drafted and ughh i even had the best fabric. however, the appeal of overfitting (which isn’t normally a gigantic problem for me, but it certainly is when the garment in question is supposed to hang loose!) turned this guy into something kind of ho-hum. not at the fault of the pattern itself – i think i just needed to cut it bigger. oh well, live & learn, right?
i’ll start by showing you the pretty fabric i bought:
isn’t it lovelyyy? sheerish, 50″ wide, 100% rayon. i bought it (a little over a yard) for $5! too bad it’s a BITCH AND A HALF to sew. omg i’m never sewing sheer fabrics again.
i did take my time with this pattern, doing my best to cut accurately – which, despite my best efforts, i think that was a big part of the sizing problem i ended up with, besides the fact that i cut it a size too small in the first place. for construction, i used french seams & a teeny-tiny rolled hem.
look at how pretty the bias tape looks, though! nevermind that it kind of fights with the sheer rayon; it was all i had on hand and i would throw myself off the shelby street pedestrian bridge into the nasty cumberland river before i put myself through the torture of cutting sheer rayon bias strips, wtf.
despite this, i wore it anyway:
(the purple skirt is also me-made… i’m not participating in me-made june, but damn if i haven’t been subconsciously following the rules anyway)
it looks good in the picture, but i could feel every problem brewing as the day went on. the worst was when i looked down during a staff meeting and realized the bust darts were straight chillin on my high bust. uhhhmmmm how did i not notice that! wth, i should know better than this! the side seams are funny because they don’t hang straight down – they curve with, well, my curves. LOL.
yeeeah i don’t think i’ll be wearing this again. too bad, because the construction is really beautiful & the fabric itself is gorgeous (and yes, i have more, and no, i won’t be cutting back into it. well, not righ this second). i think it would be a great fit on someone smaller, someone with a smaller chest. in the meantime, i will be making this pattern again – just in a size 4, not a 2 🙂 i have this lovely floral voile that i also picked up for something like $3/yard that i think would really suit this pattern.