7DoS: The Society Sorbetto
Okay, so my third Sorbetto for 7 Days of Sorbetto isn't a top. But, it started out that way. I knew that I wanted to try making a top with a lace overlay. I happened to have a ton of this lace in my stash (another $1 find) and some bright orange cotton that would work well.
The original name for this Sorbetto was going to be "The Sandwich Sorbetto" because that's the best way to describe the technique I used. After cutting out a version of the top in lace and orange cotton, I sandwiched the two lace pieces right-side facing each other, between the two orange pieces right-side facing as well. I skipped the darts for this shirt because I didn't want to have visible darts showing through the lace. After sewing the sides and shoulder seams, I used my serger to stitch all of the raw pieces together.
Then, I inserted the sleeves just as I have done with the other Sorbettos.
And, with a little hemming I was finished (I hemmed the top instead of using bias tape).
It was after I realized that I didn't have the right bottom for this top that I decided to turn it into a dress, in particular a 1920s drop-waisted dress.
It was actually Amy who first wrote about turning a Sorbetto into a 1920s dress for Gatsby Summer Afternoon. It's kind of ridiculous how easy it was. I simply cut a skirt bottom that followed the basic angle of the top. Then, after sandwiching it all together like the top, I attached it to the bottom of the Sorbetto top. I spent no more than 2 hours on a dress that I could easily seen being worn to something like Gatsby Summer Afternoon.
Of course that makes me realize how I haven't even started thinking about my real Gatsby dress for this year.
Other Sorbettos from the 7 Days of Sorbetto Challenge: