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"With its ultra simple construction (just two pattern pieces plus some bias tape, and no closures needed), elegant loose cut shaped with bust darts, and the box pleat detail down the front, Sorbetto is a pattern you can throw together in a huge range of fabrics for summer."
8-18. I used size 12, grading out to 14 at hip. Probably don't need to grade it on the next go but I like roomy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Pretty easy indeed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like that it is free and has been reviewed so many times that I knew what issues to be watching for. Dislike the length, but then I do like things a little longer, so just added some length.
A polyester woven that was on sale.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I actually used some leftover fabric to run up a sample before I cut my "real" Sorbetto, as I thought from reviews that I'd have to make some adjustments. I did -- I took 3/4" up in the shoulder/upper bust area, and took the side seam in 1/2" between the armhole and the bust dart. I also shortened the bust dart by an inch.
I also found a pattern for a Sorbetto sleeve here, so I didn't have to draft it myself -- but I am thinking of drafting a kimono sleeve for my next go.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will be making this one again in a few variations. Great staple pattern.
I was a bit unsure about using a downloadable pattern so tried this small one to begin. Not bad, though I can see that a larger pattern would be quite tiresome to put together after printing. The Sorbetto will come in useful as a layering piece under jackets etc. but I don't really like sleeveless a great deal so will be trying out some sleeve options.