As previously mentioned, I am part of a group that has committed to creating 100 or more items before adding anything to our stash. That includes both fabric and yarn for me.
In the 3 weeks since I have joined, I have created 14 items. Wow! I never thought I would have got through so many so fast. To be fair, 2 were finishing projects, but that counts too because it gets the project off the sewing/crochet list! Yay!
One of the projects I made is one I’ve been meaning to make for a while now. It’s a variation of the Sorbetto Tank by Coletterie. This is a wonderful free pattern that can be found here.
I have made this top once before and really liked it, but the fit of the top was shorter than I like to wear. So for this version, I added 3 inches to the hem. I also gathered the neckline instead of having the pleat.
Because I didn’t want to buy anything for this project, and I was out of extra wide double fold bias tape, I chose to change the way the top was finished. Truth be told, I could have made my own bias tape (it’s really not very hard!), but I decided to go with something different. To finish the neckline, I just serged around it, then flipped it to the inside, pressed it gently with the iron and stitched it down. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I’m actually pretty happy with the result. For the armholes, I used single fold bias tape.
I love how it has a very different look from the first Sorbetto I made – such a great base pattern!
Have you made a Sorbetto or a variation of it? I would love to hear all about it!