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African wax-print Sorbetto

Added Aug 3, 2011

by birthdaycake

London, United K...






My second Sorbetto, made from a bluegreen wax-print fabric (bought just off Brick Lane in London). Finished with blue bias binding at the neck. Made quite a lot of changes to the pattern for fitting, including a FBA, lengthening, and adding a centre back seam. I also changed the large centre pleat to three smaller ones. I made a seersucker version of the Sorbetto first which didn’t fit so well so I haven’t uploaded it, but you can see it on my blog (along with some bad puns about ice-cream).

Lots of ease in this but it hangs well and is great for sunny weather (which has finally arrived in the UK for a little while). Great pattern as everyone knows! I noticed it’s quite similar to the popular Simplicity 2599, really good for doing different variations and neckline finishes. Next I want to make one with a peter pan collar.

Material Notes

Ghanaian wax-print fabric with a sort of figure-of-8 print



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Garment Type
Casual, Ethnic

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    Aug 6, 2011, 12.59 AMby redviv

    Your top is great but I want your pants too!

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      Aug 8, 2011, 10.11 PMby birthdaycake

      Ha ha thanks! Didn’t make them unfortunately, they’re from Mango. Would love to find a similar pattern.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 09.15 AMby tasallison

    fantastic colour on you! i love your version of sorbetto

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      Aug 4, 2011, 10.30 AMby birthdaycake

      Thanks! It’s such a good pattern.

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