While I did not feel I had enough me made clothes to participate in the challenge this year, I gave myself a challenge to wear something me made every day for a week in May. I didn’t realize until that week that some of the items I have made are just too “fancy” to wear to work and for everyday life.
I downloaded the Sorbetto Top pattern quite a while ago and have been meaning to make it for just as long. I also recently acquired a bias tape maker so why not try out my new toy for my new top?
To help me through “Me-Made-Week”, I decided to kill two birds with one stone, work on some new techniques and create an instant gratification item to wear to work the next day.
I have some light weight green cotton (I have big plans for it!) that I used some of to make the bias tape and I had 1.5 yards of tiny striped green and grey that I had no idea what to use it for so a Sorbetto was born.
This was my first time making bias tape and my first time using sew in bias tape! I had fun making the tape, I loved seeing it all come together. However, take a close look at my stitches and you’ll be able to tell it was my first time installing it. I still love the top, its comfy and flattering, throw a cardigan over it and my less than stellar execution is hidden.
Based on my measurements I was conflicted as to whether I should make the size 10 or the size 12, to be safe I went with the 12 thinking I could always use a larger seam allowance. The 12 was the right choice but, for my next version I will make a few alterations. The length and arm holes are perfect but the upper bust has a little extra room so for my next Sorbetto I’m going to either make two pleats or lower the neck line to get rid of the little gap.
Have you made alterations to this pattern? I’d love to see your creations!