sooo i tried another sorbetto over the weekend. after my disastuh of a first version, the second version is kind of “meh” so i really don’t think this pattern works for me. which makes me sad – everyone else’s sorbettos are goooorgeous.
my version fits me weird – i don’t think i have the body shape for it – and maybe i just got too excited about the promise of a 1 hour/2 piece pattern because the construction is shoddy as hell. i’m not going to show you that. i’ll show you pictures of it on me, though.
first, look at the fabric i used:
fun fabric story time:
i found this fabric lurking in my scrap stash. i have NO idea where it came from, but isn’t it amazing? it’s a lovely, drapey rayon – feels delicious on the skin. the colors are amazing. it was a big jagged piece, not quite a yard & definitely not the full width, so i’m glad i was able to find something to make out of it. this is exactly what i want to make my bombshell dress out of. someone find me this fabric clone, please!
ok, so, sorbetto talk. as previously mentioned, my first sorbetto was too small & the arm holes were too tight. i cut this one in a size 4, deepened the arm holes a bit (i don’t remember how much, i just eyeballed it. sry), lengthened the whole thing by 2″, and added sleeves. i wish i could say i used meena’s sleeve pattern, but i actually just pulled a sleeve from an existing pattern i had in my stash (simplicity 3061, if it matters). i didn’t feel like easing it in, mostly because i’m a lazy-ass, so i pleated the top. the bias tape was a piece i found in my neverending stash. i really don’t think the bias tape is a good idea for this kind of drapey fabric – as with the sheer stuff, it is too stiff & it makes everything hang funny. definitely 99.9% of the reason why i think this top turned out looking kind of, uh, homemade. i should have made bias strips with the rayon, but i didn’t. such is life.
oh, and the fit? the size 4 ended up being too big. the darts are still a tad high, but it’s not terribly noticeable, especially not with a busy print. i took in the shirt a good 1″ on each side at the waist (seriously… i measured it against the pattern pieces when i was finished) and it’s still a little loose. any tighter & it wouldn’t have slipped over my head, though.
that being said, i’ll definitely wear this shirt again. it’s cute & comfortable & i love the fabric. i doubt i’ll make the pattern again, though. it’s too loose-fitting for me. meh.
as shown with my denim ginger (which i wear ALL THE TIME btw. seriously, at least twice a week!)
i don’t know why i took 2 of the same picture but there you go.