Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sorbetto top -- snip snip -- I mean, kid dress!

So, I finally got around to making the Colette Sorbetto top pattern.

The result?

Meh.



 See what I mean?  It's cute and fun to make, but "boxy" is not a good look for me, and the fit under the arms is really weird on me.  Oh, well.  (It probably didn't help that I chose such a weird fabric.  What was I thinking with that one?)

So...

I took the scissors to it.  I think it's much cuter now, don't you?  It remains to be seen whether it will actually fit H, because I finished it this morning before work and she was already off with Daddy to be dropped off at her grandparents' house.  It looks awfully small, though, so if it does fit, it probably won't be for long.  Oops!  That's what you get for flying by the seat of your pants.



2 comments:

  1. The trim looks good on the baby dress but not so much on the grown up version. I keep thinking the grownup blouse would work as an apron. I hope that doesn't sound mean, because I don't mean it that way. If the trim was of the same fabric I wonder if you would have liked it better? Just a thought...

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  2. Yeah, the bias tape was the worst-looking part, for sure. I followed the instructions (unfolding and stitching, then folding over and stitching again) instead of my normal shortcut method of just sandwiching the fabric inside and stitching once. That was a mistake! I think it didn't help that I used a kind of cheapie store-bought bias. The sample Colette made was definitely handmade.

    I have been thinking the same thing about aprons. I do have a bunch of that fabric left and am hoping it's enough to make "mama and me" aprons for me and Helen. :-)

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Be nice.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sorbetto top -- snip snip -- I mean, kid dress!

So, I finally got around to making the Colette Sorbetto top pattern.

The result?

Meh.



 See what I mean?  It's cute and fun to make, but "boxy" is not a good look for me, and the fit under the arms is really weird on me.  Oh, well.  (It probably didn't help that I chose such a weird fabric.  What was I thinking with that one?)

So...

I took the scissors to it.  I think it's much cuter now, don't you?  It remains to be seen whether it will actually fit H, because I finished it this morning before work and she was already off with Daddy to be dropped off at her grandparents' house.  It looks awfully small, though, so if it does fit, it probably won't be for long.  Oops!  That's what you get for flying by the seat of your pants.



2 comments:

  1. The trim looks good on the baby dress but not so much on the grown up version. I keep thinking the grownup blouse would work as an apron. I hope that doesn't sound mean, because I don't mean it that way. If the trim was of the same fabric I wonder if you would have liked it better? Just a thought...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah, the bias tape was the worst-looking part, for sure. I followed the instructions (unfolding and stitching, then folding over and stitching again) instead of my normal shortcut method of just sandwiching the fabric inside and stitching once. That was a mistake! I think it didn't help that I used a kind of cheapie store-bought bias. The sample Colette made was definitely handmade.

    I have been thinking the same thing about aprons. I do have a bunch of that fabric left and am hoping it's enough to make "mama and me" aprons for me and Helen. :-)

    ReplyDelete

Be nice.