After watching the Great British Sewing Bee over about 2 days on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI0rLz40wgE) and becoming addicted because it is so amazing, I became even more inspired to sew. I did the bag posted last time, but wanted to start on 'proper' grown up and classy clothes. It had always be my dream to make my own clothes, and now I can say that the dream has started!!
One contestant from the 'Bee, Lauren, was often seen wearing lovely sleeveless blouses and I wished I could find the pattern. After a while on the internet I discovered it was the much popular 'Sorbetto' tank by Colette patterns, and I lost no time in making one.
It is a great pattern for beginners and I really recommend you try it! There is also a Flickr group for Colette patterns so you can see what it is like before you start.
Oh yes, I nearly forgot to say, the pattern is FREE! So for those of you who didn't know about this lovely pattern (like me until two days ago...) go and have a look :).
So I turned this:
|Old tablecloth bought at charity shop for 50 euro cents...|
|1st ever homemade bias tape!|
|you can find a link to 2 different ways to make this in the Sorbetto pattern :)|
|I am very pleased with this top|
|so I wore it to someone's birthday meal|
Do you have any ideas for variations? Let me know if you like the pattern and what your Sorbetto would/will be like!
Thanks for reading,
p.s. just looked at the final photos and decided that they are not very good (not enough detail), so better pictures will follow soon!
|Is this pattern called paisley? I have a feeling it's something like that...|
|I think this top will become a summer wardrobe staple. Shame summer is coming to an end...|