Sunday, April 9, 2017

Frida Sorbetto

Hey-o! Did you see that Colette Patterns revamped their free Sorbetto pattern? Now it includes pattern pieces and instructions to make a tank top, a sleeveless tunic, or a t-shirt. I had planned on making the original tank for a while, but I never got around to it. The release of the new version gave me the encouragement I needed to try it out. 

I decided to make the tunic version. I lengthened the pattern by 1.5 inches, but I could have added a couple more inches to make it fit like it does on the pattern model. I'm 5'10" so I usually lengthen shirts and dresses. 

The back covers my butt, but it could be a bit longer. It's also kind of snug there, so if I made another one, I might grade the hips out to the next size. I've also started working out regularly after a year of hit-or-miss workouts, so maybe that will take care of the snugness. 

This top has a center front box pleat, which isn't too obvious with this busy fabric. It would show up much better on a solid fabric. The instructions also tell you how to omit the pleat if you just want a flat front. This pattern is pretty versatile!

I used some Frida Kahlo fabric that I've had in my stash for a long time. It's a thicker quilting cotton, which feels really soft and nice for a top. A fabric with more flow and drape would be nice to try next time; it would really change the look and feel of the shirt. 

I think it's pretty cute! I love that there are so many options included, and that you could make two totally different tops by choosing different types of fabrics. 

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