With sewing, though, I can see myself repeating patterns over and over again. Why is that? Is it because it's harder for me to get the fit right with sewing, so there's a lot of value in working on something several times to get it right? Is it because sewn garments are more common in my wardrobe than knitwear, which are usually unique pieces? Who knows. Don't over think it, Meredith.
Anyway, I made another Sorbetto!
My first was too tight through the bust, so I cut one size larger there, but kept the waist and hip the same. So I did a 12 at the bust, grading out to a 14 at the waist and a 16 at the hip. Do you think it fits better? There are some faint wrinkles on the straps. What's up with that?
I used a London Calling floral cotton lawn from fabric.com which I love love love. From far away, it reads very light and pink, but up close, it's a little more vibrant.
I think this will be a great summer and fall top. I have some MerLin in that aqua color to make a Goodale cardigan. I think I'll start that as soon as the Ravellenic Games are over. I can't wait!
I wore this yesterday with a skirt I made but didn't blog, McCalls 5523.
I'm sure I'll make another Sorbetto. Next time, I'll work on fitting the back just a bit better. Bra straps anyone? Oh well.
Next up: one last maxi dress for the summer!