Thursday, 11 August 2011

sorbetto top

A couple of months ago,  I was wowed by lovely Marie's version of the Sorbetto top, which is a free download from Colette patterns.  She has since made two more tops using this pattern - as far as I am aware - and I can completely understand the addiction!

I finally finished my top this afternoon, after I managed to buy some bias binding.  I had never added bias binding to anything before, and was really worried that I would mess it up, but it was fine!  Lots of pinning, sewing, repinning, more sewing....

So here is the finished garment :)

I used some of the recycled sheet that I previously used to experiment with making this dress.  All in all, I am pretty pleased with the result - it is a little bit big though.  I took the sides in a couple of centimeters when I started the top a few weeks ago, but really should have double checked before I sewed on the bias binding.  Never mind, you've always got to expect some mistakes when you first try out a pattern haven't you?!  

I have some plain navy blue cotton and beige bias binding a the ready so I can try out a second version soon.  I have to say, for those of you who are new to sewing, this is a great pattern to try out!

6 comments:

  1. That is so pretty!!! Wow, I totally want to try it! Hooray for free things! ;) I love that print too, it's so creative to use a cute-printed sheet! :)

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  2. Yay to inspiring you!!! Your Sorbetto looks gorgeous, I hope you make even more versions too ;o) Funnily enough I'm pretty sure I bought that exact sheet, it was from Scope and there were 2, but I decided not to be greedy and just took one. Is that where you got yours from too?

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  3. love this, the print is great& so retro! you inspire me to get my old sewing machine out!x

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  4. the blouse is beautiful! i love the print.

    xoxo.

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  5. That's such a cute top! I love the cut!

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  6. loving your blog at the moment katie, it's definitely inspiring me at the moment while i'm doing my dress making course! i'm not doing quite as well as you though - where do you find the time!? also - have downloaded this patten & can't wait to get on it =) X

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