Saturday, 21 January 2012

Striped Sorbetto (melting)...

Another Sorbetto! Some fellow bloggers love these tops, others are well and truly sick to death of them.  Me, I am in the mood for some quick little tops, that whip up in a matter of hours. 2 pattern pieces plus whatever else you personally wish to add and that is it. No zippers, invisible or otherwise, no buttons, buttonholes or interfacing. No extra trips back to the shops to pick up forgotten accessories. Just you, 2 pattern pieces (which are free) and a small amount of fabric. Sometimes you just need the basics...
This top is made from a striped shirting fabric, in chambray, white and cream. Very cool to touch and versatile with a few of my current skirts. To the basic Sorbetto pattern (which I love at the moment) I added a pleated section down the front, cut across the grain of the fabric. But I think the pleating detail is lost amongst the stripe of the fabric. This wider pleated detail extends down below the hemline, similar to a top Shams made a few weeks back.

Then from under this front strip I added another pleated strip up and over the right shoulder, which extends partway down the back.
To match in  the front I added a small placket at the top of the back, from which another pleated strip comes from that extends over the left shoulder to hang down the front.


So that is it in a nutshell, another easy top for the week. My only delima on this top is whether or not to use a thin strip of ribbon over the top of the stitching which holds the pleated details on!!!! It actually looks worse in the photos (yes, I did go and check). If not ribbon then maybe a few buttons...

Off for a dip in the pool, before a late Sunday BBQ ...


So, did I make any changes the next day to this top???? Look here...

24 comments:

  1. The sorbetto tops look great and all different.

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    1. Thanks, Pam, they certainly fit the bill a the moment...

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  2. I'm loving your creative takes on the Sorbetto! This will be inspiration for me if we ever get summer weather again here....

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    1. And here I am looking forward to winter weather and making a Koos coat as brilliant as yours...

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  3. Looks like you've got yourself a cool and comfy top there. I really like all your imaginative additions.

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    1. Thanks Bernice, they are fun to do...

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  4. I wish it was hot enough here for me to feel in the mood to make one of these, but I will - soon. Your's is lovely.

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    1. Thanks, still jealous of your meet-up with Rachel...

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  5. Another great top! If I were you I would pin the ribbon on and take a photo and compare. Until I started blogging I avoided the camera and now that I am recording my process I find that a photo shows you things you don't see in the mirror. Love the fabric and style (and envious of the pool)!

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    1. Great idea BeaJay, will do that first thing in the morning. Then I will have to decide on what colour ribbon...

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  6. Another great Sorbetto, it looks so cool and comfortable. BBQ and a dip in the pool sounds great too.

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  7. I love the bias stripes around the neck.

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  8. I like the way you used the art of fabric manipulation to make a plain Sorbetto look so pretty. I will be using your Sorbetto for inspiration when summer comes around these parts.

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  9. You are a designing woman! I really appreciate the thought you put into doing something out of the box on this top. Nice job!

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  10. This is the most fun Sorbetto I've seen!

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  11. I think this must be the most original sorbetto top I have seen - It looks really good - I wonder it those pleats around the neckline were hard to do ? I am a sewer still enjoying seeing sorbettos because it is such a versatile pattern . I am inspired now to get the pattern.

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    1. Janine the pleats are very easy - just a tube of fabric and then pleat away!!! I made my pleats even, but I think it would be fun in a random way...

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  12. I am loving all these details you are adding to the Sorbetto. When winter moves on, I'll bring this pattern back up to the front of the queue.

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  13. Your additions to the Sorbetto never cease to inspire me! Very fun top!

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  14. Another great top. I truly love the design features you added.

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  15. Very creative! The end result is really nice.

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  16. I love this, the details made it so much more!

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  17. that's lovely. I actually have a shirt to refashion so you gave me a great idea. BTW I just hopped over from Sherry's blog...we have something in common...my mom taught me blind herringbone stitch too!

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