When I got my new iron, the first thing I wanted to do was make bias tape.
And if you give a
mouse a cookie sewist some bias tape, she'll probably want to use it right away.
And what better for using bias tape than Colette's free Sorbetto pattern?
I bought the fabric for this top off of Etsy a few months ago for $5. There was only one yard, and I think it might reclaimed pillowcase? But I can't resist fabric with hearts on it. I made the bias tape from a white bedsheet. So all in all a very thrifty make.
I'm also wearing my beloved (and sadly unblogged) denim Ginger skirt, made from denim I bought at Mood. It's a bit wrinkly because I wore it both days this past weekend and these pictures were taken on day two. Oops. Did I mention I love it? I'm headed back to Mood in a couple weeks and you can bet I'm going to buy denim for a second skirt. I wear this one constantly.
Anyway, Sorbetto is a super easy make. I cut mine in three different sizes (2 at bust to a 6 at waist to an 8 at hip) and added three inches.
I also folded stitched the bias tape on the sleeve holes under. I liked the look of contrast white at the neckline, but it looked funny to me on the sleeves as well.
You can see a little closer here. I made a little pucker on side of the neckline, but it's not very noticeable, so I'm fine with it. (No, I'm not sure what I'm doing in this picture.)
Since I had so little fabric to work with and I wanted to add length, I couldn't cut the back on the fold, so I did a seam down the center.
I used French seams throughout the garment because the fabric was fraying pretty badly after cutting, so I figured enclosed seams would be best.
Here's another shot of the Ginger. I want to make 1000 of these, it's my favorite skirt I think I've ever owned. God, I love Colette patterns.
I'm finishing up some light blue Sewaholic Thurlow shorts right now and I think I'll make a white Sorbetto to go with them. It's a nice easy pattern and very easy to customize -- not to mention easy to wear. I highly recommend it!