Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Instant Gratification Sewing

Or, I still haven't worked on Mario's shorts. 

I had very little time to sew this weekend, and I wanted to make something for me, me, me.  I chose a quick project, because I knew otherwise I was at risk of creating a UFO.

But I chose a good fabric, because I wanted to make it worthwhile.

I know I'm late jumping on yet another popular pattern bandwagon, but better late than never, right?

Here's my version of the Colette Sorbetto top, in Liberty paisley in a variety of blues and greens, neck and armholes bound with blue seam binding.  The fit on the top isn't perfect, but it's good for a first shot. Next time, I'll change the dart - it's a little long for my personal configuration; also a little high. I like Colette patterns because they're drafted for curves, but I think their draft might still be for younger, higher curves than I have. But that's an easy enough fix, and I'm even going to tweak the one I wore today and shorten the dart so that it ends in a better place. Other than that, the fit was good - I added a little to the length, because I always do, but no morechanges except to add buttons down the front pleat, for extra interest. They don't really show well on the paisley, but I know they're there.

That's my weekend sewing for you. We did go flea marketing on Saturday and I scored a couple of really cute vintage patterns I'll share soon - the joy of finding vintage patterns with a 38" bust. Talk about fit for real people!


Little Hunting Creek said...

Cute top! I have one cut but family keeps interfering with my sewing time. I love the fabric. I'm drafting little sleeves for mine

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Its a cute top but I have to tell you that I enjoy looking at what's on your fabric shelves in the background almost as much as I love looking at your new creations.

SEWN said...

How do you like the fit of this top? I want to see it on you my friend.

patsijean said...

I have that pattern but have not made it up yet. My sewing room is in the middle of a furniture shift, carpet shampoo fit so no sewing for a couple more days. Your top is one of the cutest I've seen. And...what Carolyn says.