7DoS: The Seventh Sorbetto
So we come to an end to 7 Days of Sorbetto with a variation I've wanted to do since the beginning of this challenge, a little tie-waisted number. After seven days of practice, I decided to break out the oh-so-precious vintage rayon that I found at a garage sale back in April. I love love this cactus-printed rayon (from the 1940s-1950, I believe). While it was a full 2 yards of fabric, it was only 19" wide. There wasn't much I could do with this piece so I embraced turning it into my last Sorbetto. The drape and feel of the fabric is so lovely! It almost makes me never want to work with calico or quilting cotton!
The big variation is the ties at the waist. To do this, I cut the back piece following the Colette pattern to the letter. For the front, the piece is still cut on the fold (at the pleat line) but then I added the tie pieces onto the front:
Once the I had finished the shirt and was ready to hem the bottom, I cut up the middle to where I wanted the ties to stop (where the original hem line would have been). I hemmed the entire bottom and the sides of the ties by folding over twice and stitching.
Thanks to everyone for following along and giving me much needed emotional support! My one regret is that I had provided more options for community participation in the decision-making process of each Sorbetto. Sometimes it's just easier to plow through things without fearing I need to stick to what people are expecting!
I hope I inspired folks to sew their own Sorbetto versions this week. If you did, be sure to leave a comment in this post!
Other Sorbettos from the 7 Days of Sorbetto Challenge: