Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Colette Sorbetto: Ruffles and Vines

This is my favorite.  FAVORITE.



I added little self-fabric ruffley bits to the arm bindings this time.  The edges of the ruffles are roll-hemmed and gathered with my gathering foot. Then I just topstitched them in place, about 1/2 an inch from the edge of the binding.


I probably should have matched my bobbin thread, huh.

The neckline was a simple gather again...no sense competing with those ruffles with anything else, amiright?



It does pull just every so slightly across the shoulders which baffled me until I realized... when I stitched on the self-fabric ruffles near the armhole edge, I drew up the bodice a bit on each side.  Oops.  Something to remember for next time...

Bright, juicy, summery green.


And now I have 15 little dresses to hem. 

14 comments:

  1. Now that's what I like! Its the little details that make that special difference.

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  2. Now that's what I like! Its the little details that make that special difference.

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  3. Super cute top, great details.

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  4. Great looking summery top! I LURV that color green.

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  5. So cute!!! I love the ruffles. What a perfect summer top!

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  6. Sweet. Those ruffles are totally cute and so YOU!

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  7. That turned out cute! And I don't even remember seeing that variation in your inspiration photos. g

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  8. I love the ruffles! What a great modification!

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  9. I like the contrast of the white thread on the ruffles. I really need to check this pattern out. It is so flattering. That fabric is so pretty too.

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  10. What a lovely start to your summer sewing. Now to make those shorts you keep posting inspiration photos of.

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  11. Love your ruffly version of sorbetto! A perfect summer top indeed :)

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  12. That's a super cute top! This is my favourite version of the Sorbetto top I've seen so far.

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