Friday, May 25, 2012

Sorbetto Magic

Today's my LAST DAY!  Tomorrow summer officially begins at my house (for me.  My kids have already been out over a week!)

I have new fabric prewashed and ready to be cut out too.  Remember?  I love my two Sorbetto's and wear them all the time, so I want to start there, but I don't want two more of the exact same top.  So I've been collecting images for inspiration.

Sarai made a lovely plain front Sorbetto.  The fabric makes this one.

Sarai's Chevron Sorbetto
This ruffle front version is a tee, but would be super easy to adapt to any fabric, any top/dress:

Ruffle Tee
Love this scalloped collar:

Scalloped Collar
A touch of lace and tiny buttons:
Lace Trim
 Lacy version...easy to adapt to the Sorbetto shape:

Lacy top
Keyhole and bow...

keyhole & bow
Easy ruffle embellishment:

Ruffle tutorial
Bunting embellishment:

bunting
Raw-edge flowers:

flower embellishment

Anthro-inspired ruffles and faux placket:

anthro-inspired
More self-fabric roses...

roses
Scallops!

Kate Spade
And finally... sleeves. I love the sleeves on the Kate Spade top. I'm going to toy with creating a Sorbetto sleeve pattern. Thus far I haven't seen a really successful sleeved-Sorbetto.

Kristine and I have been mulling this over and have come to the conclusion that this armscye must look better with a tailored sleeve cap (also like the Kate Spade top above).  I'm going to start with either the Violet or the Jasmine sleeve and see what happens.  If those don't work I might try to morph on the cut-on cap sleeve from the Crepe, or from the Colette Sewing Handbook dress, the Pastille.

I think Kristine should start with this one.  It has good arm coverage:

Prairie Dress
tee hee.

10 comments:

  1. LOVE the key hole and bow! :)

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  2. I like the lace swirls from Pinterest photo. You talked about antique lace look in an earlier post, too.

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  3. Wow! Thanks for providing all of the inspiration photos. Ideas are swirling around! The prairie dress is just.......beyond words! Happy Sewing!

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  4. Wow, what great inspiration pics you've found! I haven't even seen half of these. I love the keyhole and the tiny bunting is so cute.

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  5. I got mine fitted after seeing yours and can you believe I don't have enough fabric to make one? Right. Anyway - love the inspiration you've come up with. Looking forward to seeing the pretties. g

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  6. OMG, I love all of these (except, erm, the Prairie Dress): bunting, keyhole, and scalloped edge at the top of the list.

    How many Sorbettos are you going to make from all this inspiration?

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  7. you are not funny.

    just in case you were laboring under the delusion that you are.

    really.

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  8. teehee tee hehehehehe!!!

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  9. LOL, you are so bad! That dress takes me back to my homeschooling days. :)

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  10. My favourite is the keyhole and the bow...

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