A very long time ago I said I would post about the Seamwork Sorbetto top that I made using leftover fabric from a Sprout patterns Zippy Top that I made. Well it has been so long that back then, Seamwork was called Colette Patterns and Sprout has since gone out of business (although their parent company Spoonflower is alive and well). But in the interest of getting things out into the world, here it is. And it is kinda thematic for November.
I did the smallest size, a size 2. I don’t measure that size, but I looked at the finished measurements and this was the one that I knew would fit me the best. Also, this is super drapey fabric, I was accounting for that as well. I was working with leftovers, so I eliminated the pleat in the front. I also skipped the bias binding around the edges and instead just serged them, folded over and stitched. Again, because I didn’t have enough fabric for the binding.
On the back, I had to split it up into a yoke and lower half — again because I didn’t have a big enough piece to do the whole back as one. Since I was doing a yoke, I decided to add in a pleat since I did have the fabric and it would give me a little more movement. Basically this top was all about using up as much of that awesome pumpkin print as I could.
I’m quite happy with how it turned out. The fabric (sadly the design is no longer available) is Spoonflower’s poly crepe de chine and it’s super easy wash and wear. You can just throw it in the dryer. This was one of my very early pattern manipulation attempts. I didn’t yet have my own sloper which is why I used the Sorbetto. At some point I’ll make a pattern like this out of my own sloper and it will definitely be a go-to.