I've been loving this pattern for quite some time but I could never find the right fabric. I tend to stay away from too many prints, preferring solids. But, I was looking through my stash on a mission to at least start the Sorbetto. I had been reading The Sew Weekly"s 7 Day's of Sorbetto and drooling over all her creative versions of this one pattern and I liked how each top was made with a patterned fabric.
I picked up several different fabrics that I'd been sitting on for some time and then one caught my eye. I've had this fabric in my stash for a year and a half with the original intent to make a dress with it. I had started the dress but became bored with sewing it. Luckily, I had just enough to make my first Sorbetto. I was excited to begin!
I printed out the pattern and assembled it - a much easier task that I thought. I won't have any worries about downloading patterns in the future.
I added 3 inches to the length and I'm glad I did. Even with this extra length, I will have to be very careful that my hem isn't too short.
I cut the size 18 and I have an almost perfect fit. No FBA to do. The directions were very easy and here are the preliminary results:
Yes, that is a seam in the back. I had to improvise because the fabric had already been cut. I still need to add the hem and the bias binding. If I have enough fabric scraps, I might try to make my own.
What do you think of the fabric? Isn't it gorgeous?
Have a great day and keep on sewing!