Monday, March 11, 2013

Finally: My First Sorbetto!

Happy Monday! I can't believe we are into the second week of March already. I also can't believe that I've been so late on my promises. Sorry! I know I said I'd post over a week ago. But fear not, the wait is over. I'm here to show you my first try at the Sorbetto top. It was my first PDF pattern, and it was much easier than I expected! I always psych myself out when I attempt to try something unfamiliar. This pattern had a center front pleat, bias tape edging, etc.--all new to me.

Okay, okay I won't make you wait any longer. Here are my photos:


Not bad for my first shirt ever and my second wearable garment since my 4-H days, right? I must say, I love this pattern. It's very simple and I can tell the difference in a more customized fit. The only thing I didn't love was the length. It's hard to tell from the pictures (sorry, I'm still working out the kinks to all of this!), but it sits just at the waistline of my jeans. I have a longer torso, and my personal preference lies with shirts that hit just below my belt line but above my pockets. But who knows I could have a totally distorted idea of what looks good on me and what does not. I plan to pair the top with a skirt for work, as it will look great tucked in!

I cut out a size 10 for this pattern and tried to lengthen it just a tad, but I didn't add enough for my taste. There's always next time. But the pattern truly is simple and easy to follow. I plan to make more for sure! I might even try making my own bias tape to match like the pattern suggests. The options are endless!

So that is it for my Monday. I'm playing around with a few design elements of the blog this week, and I will also be unveiling my project for the Black & White Challenge that I talked about in this post. I found some fabric and a pattern over the weekend, and I will be starting soon!

Until next time (I promise it won't be as long as the last)!

8 comments:

  1. The shirt looks great! I agree with you about wanting longer shirts, but you could just wear it with skirts - it would look so darling!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! I think it will look great with skirts, too. I'm excited to play with the pattern length and make a few more for summer!

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  2. That looks great! It looks like it fits you well. I didn't think I liked the Sorbetto, but I'm reconsidering now that I've seen yours. :)

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    1. Thank you!! It does have a great fit, and again if it were a smidge longer I would love it even more. But it definitely is an easy and versatile pattern to make and to wear!

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  3. Nice! I totally made my first Sorbetto in polka dots too! I had read about it being too short for some people, but like you and Kristin said, I tuck it into a pencil skirt, or throw a cardigan over it. Some days I don't mind the short length though, but I plan on making my next one a teeny bit longer. Brava!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I'm obsessed with polka dots. I almost bought some polka dot fabric for our Black & White challenge but decided to try something different. It would have been my third black and white polka dot garment--ha!

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  4. Oh you look absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Ohmigosh, Amy! You made me blush. Thank you! :)

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