completed: colette sorbetto, v2.0

3 Aug

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:
sorbetto fabric

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.

sorbetto & ginger
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.

obligatory cat shot:
damn cat

11 Responses to “completed: colette sorbetto, v2.0”

  1. Crystal August 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    You are such a productive sewer! I always look forward to seeing what you have to show us. The top looks really cute on, so I do hope you get wear out of it. The Rooibos turned out awesome BTW!

  2. Fashionable Stitcher August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    So cute! I have yet to try this pattern as well, but everyone else’s looks so cute too! Including yours! I love this fabric and the coloring looks fantastic on you! Personally I think it looks marvelous! Totally cute, especially with your denim Ginger!

  3. Debi August 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I’m in love with your fabric!!! So beautiful! Oh and your kitty is so adorable–I love when they stretch out like that!!!

  4. Amber August 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    DYING at Amelia. Love her. Best cat ever.

    I really like this top! I don’t think it actually looks homemade, but I’m sure you’re more critical of your own work (as we all are). Anyways, so cute! YOU’RE SO CUTE.

  5. Mom August 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I like it! I like it nearly as much as I like that last dress you posted- very cute.

    That said- sure do like them boots there on the floor. Wishing maybe I could ‘borrow’ them back sometime-LOL! Ok they look better on you anyway.

    Love you!

  6. Casey August 4, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    I think it’s really pretty! 🙂 The fabric is so eye catching–and I love the idea of the contrast binding. Doesn’t look homemade at all, imho! 🙂

  7. Becca August 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Very nice version of Sorbetto, if you ask me. I agree with Casey, the contrasting binding is a nice touch.

  8. Sophia August 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    I really like the finished shirt (we’re our own harshest critics, aren’t we) and the fabric is just wonderful. It looks really good tucked into the skirt, I hope you get some good use out of it.

    Love the obligatory cat shot. Mine seem to come running when they hear the camera shutter.


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