Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sorbetto - Version 3

Satin is slippery and hence difficult to sew. But then the lure of this buttery satin in this lovely print was impossible to resist. So I went right ahead and made a Sorbetto with it, my third version. Here is my polka dotted Sorbetto in satin -  this time with sleeves and without the center pleat.:


Increased the length by 2.5 inches

Added half an inch to the seam allowance at the shoulders and then attached the sleeves.

My knowledge of drafting sleeves is very limited - to one actually. I used the sleeve pattern that I used for this top and made them less tapering. I love the rolled hem at the sleeve edges. I have finally got the hang of how to use a narrow rolled hem foot.

For the neck, I cut a bias strip  and sewed it on using the method described here (point no.4 of the assembly part). I used a 1/2" seam allowance.