Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sorbetto: Fail.

I don't know what it is with me & woven tops.  I've had three...four?? turn out to be wadders. I suppose I could tweak the pattern some more...everyone raves about the Sorbetto.

I sewed up the shoulder & side seams and tried it on. Major gaping at the armholes and just an overall bagginess. Took the side seams in...same thing. Better but far from good.  Could it be the darts need moved?? Maybe it's my sloping shoulders.  I just have no idea.  Color me stumped. For now I guess I'll just stick with knit tops.  Speaking of which, here's my next project ;)

That would be Sewaholic's Renfrew top (a knit, thank goodness) and the Hollyburn skirt (suited for beginners, hopefully I'll be able to manage it). All fabrics & patterns are on their way to me, thanks to a little shopping spree.  I ordered the purple baby rib knit from High End Fabrics on ebay & the skirt will be a coral stretch denim courtesy of Hart's Fabrics (not 'courtesy of' as in free...just the regular 'I bought it from there' 'courtesy of'.)

Speaking of Harts Fabrics, I ADORE them.  I ordered my fabric & some C&C thread for htem to match. Within an hour, one of their sales associates called to tell me that C&C didn't have a stellar match, but Gutermann did. She wanted to know if I was willing to pay the little bit extra that the Guetermann cost. Of course I did. Also, I had forgotten to order a zipper, so I asked her to grab me one if they happened to have a good match. 

I called them back a little later. I was having second thoughts...maybe the denim would be too heavy & wouldn't drape well...then where would I be?? I was assured that it does, in fact, have a wonderful drape.  Phew.

And now for a little housekeeping...I know I've been absent. I actually have been sewing. Quite a lot actually, considering that I now have three littles.  But I've been trying to decide how much time I'd like to devote to this blogging thing & also if I want to continue to focus primarily on sewing. Either way, I likely won't be posting many--if any at all--pictures of the kids.  I actually came across a one of my pictures on Pinterest (one of my maternity tops). And it was really bizarre. Kind of unnerving.   So that caused me to re-evaluate a little bit. :) Anyway, for awhile there I took my blog down completely, but for now I'm back. :)


  1. If you scratch the surface of the 'Sorbetto World' you will see that a good few peeps aren't happy at all with the fit. I kinda wear mine underneath my dungaree-dress and thats about it!!

    Love your work!

    caffy from xx

  2. I've made both Sewaholic patterns and I'm sure you'll do great! They are both simple patterns, but they look really good.

  3. Hey Jenna!

    I'm glad you are back too! Your next project looks like it will be a good one! I have heard a lot of good things about the Sewaholic patterns, but never tried one myself.

    I hope you and your family are adjusting well with your newest little one! Congratulations (I'm not sure how long it has been)!!


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