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Well it can be a ‘wearable muslin’

Colette’s Sorbetto top. The pattern to get me back into sewing. It did do this. I now have a table of new fabric and Tom reminded me I’ve done nothing but sew all weekend!

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This version was meant to be a muslin for fit, with fabric that I picked out of the stash that I had no plans to use (polycotton I think – feels too rough for a top really). But once I started using it I actually decided I liked it. I think what went wrong with this top is that ideally I needed the pattern to have a little more fit. The Sorbetto is designed to be loose, but when I tried it on it didn’t do me any favours. I added 3 inches to the length and then I did add 2 darts into the back once it was sewn but it needs more shaping I think. Perhaps it’s the fabric ? Something with a bit more ‘drape’ might be ok. But I do need to sort out those armholes.

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So I’m back to the drawing board and measuring out one of my own tops to see where the differences are.

Why is sewing not simple?!

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