Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Sorbetto

Dear People,
Some months ago I traced a friend's copy of the Sorbetto Top, a free download from Colette Patterns. http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-sorbetto-top  It seemed like everyone else had tried it so  I thought I'd give it a go, as the weather is still quite warm here as summer fades into Autumn.
I am not usually keen on free downloads, being a believer of  'you get what you pay for' but now that I tried this download, my thinking has changed. I made this top from leftovers and I like it enough to make the 'real' version soon. Here's a photo of me doing the 'look natural for goodness sake' camera walk ..






I had traced this pattern off from a friend's copy so I had no instructions. I made my own bias binding from scraps and attached it to the neckline and armholes and hem. I'm glad I did because it would have been too short if I had wanted to do a normal hem, even a narrow one.
It's a cute little top, open to interpretation. I wore it with a necklace I had made last year added some extra oomph.



p.s Do you like my little backyard visitors, the Rainbow Lorikeets in my new header? Aren't they gorgeous? Happy sewing everybody.

4 comments:

  1. Your backyard visitors are gorgeous! And so is your sorbetto. I haven't made one yet, either. But I'm thinking as the weather here gets warmer, I'll have to try one. It seems like such an easy basic.

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  2. It's well worth a try. There are about 20 reviews of it on Pattern Review.

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  3. A lovely summer top. Very nice outcome.

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  4. Cute top and I've got the pattern, need to get moving. Love the backyard visitors, they keep us amused during our morning walks with our dog.

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