Hey everyone! So I finally got around to photographing my finished Sorbetto during one of my study breaks. Enjoy the lovely balcony shots. In some of them you can even see the reflection of my gibbled tripod on a chair. Lovely!
|The white thing awkwardly placed between my legs is an outlet, in case you were curious ;)|
Sorbetto was a bit of a breeze compared to that, so it was a proper break! Hooray!
That's not to say it went ahead without issue! First, I misread the pattern and for whatever reason, I thought I was supposed to finish the hem with bias binding tape. Apparently you're not, but by then I'd already cut the fabric and didn't have room to hem it normally without making it too short. And that's after I already lengthened in a bit! This is my first Colette pattern, but do they tend to run short a lot?
My second issue were the darts. Somehow, when I was transferring the marking, they ended up being in two completely spots! I left the higher one and moved the other one so they're symmetrical.
The final issue was the fit. Apparently I was blind/rushed/lazy/dumb when I was fitting and didn't notice the gaping at the neck while checking the fit. So after binding the edges, it now has some serious gape issues at the neck. This problem is common for me in off-the-rack clothing, so I think it has to do with my body shape. Narrow shoulders and a possibly hollow chest are my main culprits. By the time I noticed (as I was preparing to take these pictures), I didn't feel up to fixing it. Maybe later. But I'll wear it anyway.
I graded the pattern 2 sizes between the bust and the waist and it ended up a touch boxy, but I don't mind. I think it works for the style of the top.
|I just had to include this picture because I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. Between my super awkward arms and the totally bizarre expression on my face, this one is definitely a share-worthy derp.|
This one also counts towards the Stashbusting Challenge, since I actually can't remember when I got this fabric. I still have a bit left to figure out what to do with.
|Evidence of the neckline gaping in case you couldn't see it in the far-away shots. Also, you can see the tiny dots on the top part much better here! AND you can see part of my giant cat scratch.|
Pattern: Sorbetto by Colette (available free here)
Fabric: White cotton with graduated red polka dots. Likely bought from Fabricland. From stash.
Notions: White thread and white bias tape.