Skill Level: Intermediate
Her post about the pattern: Sunshine-sewn Sorbetto
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a quilter’s cotton for both the main fabric and bias binding. Both were found on a whim in my mom’s sewing room, and I thought they’d make a good pair. I’d already laundered the fabric when I noticed the discoloration, but my heart was set. It’s one of those textiles she’s had forever, and I’ve probably kept in the back of my mind for years! I knew I’d be spending July 4th with my parents, and thought it would be fun for my mom and I to spend some time together sewing. We’re a chatty lot, so the project also needed to be straightforward and simple.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I love an aqua/red combo, and also wanted to play with mixing prints. It’s kind of quirky and lighthearted, which I love.
What thoughts do you have about the project? You know, I didn’t really think the Sorbetto was for me when I first started seeing them pop up everywhere. I love vintage-inspired patterns and garments (Hello! I love Colette Patterns!), yet find more fitted items tend to flatter my curvy figure. But I thought I’d give it a shot, and was originally going to steal Lizz’s inverted box pleat idea. That got scrapped for this round. But I’ve worn this top loads already, so pin tucks, inverted pleats, lace… who knows what’s in store next? This is an instant-gratification project to make up, and yet it has loads of potential for personalization and embellishment.