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.