Monday, June 17, 2013

MADE: Colette Sorbetto 1.0

On to the details on my Sorbetto from this epiphany post...

Colette Sorbetto v1.0

Pattern: Colette Sorbetto - available free here
Fabric: quilting cotton from SWAP and turquoise cotton from Joann for binding
Cost: ~$3.25 = $1.75 (turquoise cotton) + $1.50 (turquoise thread)
What I Love: the turquoise binding!
Notes:
  • Added 0.75" back darts
  • Took in about total 1" at the side seams in the waist
  • Need to shorten the bust dart by at least 0.5"
  • Need to lengthen at least an 1"

Colette Sorbetto v1.0

Overall the top turned out ok, but I'm not loving it. The fabric is definitely all wrong for this pattern. It's way too stiff and just flares out at the bottom. I like how the back fits with the darts, but from the side it's not attractive. It also just reminds me of PJs, which could just be because of the print. I did wear it out one day, but I'm not sure if I'll wear it out again... it may just be my at home shirt. Who knows if there'll be another one... there are too many other things I want to make before I make another version.

Colette Sorbetto v1.0
Sorry for all the wrinkles! 

8 comments:

  1. I had to put a lot of work into this pattern before I got something I would want to wear. Now I love it, but it took some time.

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    1. I do love your versions and modifications you did as well as what others have done. I did have many variations planned, but it's going on the back-burner for now. :)

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  2. Well at least you got a wearable muslin out of it and you know what you need to change for the next one. Oh, and you learned the best binding tip ever! Just looking for the silver linings:)

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    1. That's so true! Thanks, Miss Lulu!

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  3. I love the turquoise binding too! I never did get this pattern to fit me properly, and aren't those the longest darts??

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    1. Hehe... I love the turquoise, too! Yes, the darts are super long!

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  4. Looking for my go-to woven tank pattern, too. Have you tried Wiksten? I may give that a whirl in July...

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    1. I need a better go-to pattern as well. I haven't tried the Wiksten yet. I hope see your version soon!

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