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Silky Sorbetto

Added Jul 31, 2012

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






This is my version of the Colette Sorbetto and Nette Vivante’s Scallop Skirt (which will get its own post soon!)
(you can get it here: http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-sorbetto-top and here: http://nettevivante.blogspot.fr/2011/04/scallop-button-up-skirthihihi.html)

This is a “remnant project” if there was one-notice how I had to take out the pleat and add CF & CB seams to manage cutting it!
I made my own bias using a left-over fabric from version 2 of the “Blouson Dress” (coming soon).
All in all, a very simple project to sew in an afternoon.
For some reason though, I had trouble with the bias.
It looks thinner than it should be, no?
It’s 1/4" wide, is that right?
I kind of just skim directions so I sewed it RS to RS, then sticthed in the ditched.

The hem I finished by hand.

Material Notes

A very crinkly silk that necessitated some careful handling. I also followed the pattern for the bias strip lengths since I didn’t trust this fabric not to stretch as I sewed.




Garment Type


Colette Patterns
Nette Vivante

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    Aug 1, 2012, 02.33 PMby Ali Daniels

    Thanks! I’ll have to try out your method! Hopefully I’ll finish mine by winter…hahaha

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    Jul 31, 2012, 03.26 PMby Ali Daniels

    Looks great! I’ve also been having trouble with the bias…I thought that it seemed very thin as well (then again I’ve never sewn with self-made bias tape before this top). My Sorbetto has been in the works since summer began because I’ve been having such trouble with the bias tape (and also because I never have time to sew…boo)! I love yours though…what a great color!

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      Jul 31, 2012, 04.43 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      thanks! I know what you mean about the bias though.
      Here’s what I ended up doing:
      1) measured ON PATTERN length of bias tape needed (follow neckline/armhole seams minus seam allowance).
      2) Mark on bias tape (with pins) CB, CF, SS
      3) RS of bias to RS of top, sew 1/4" all the way around
      4) flip bias to inside, fold under excess bias and stitch in the ditch from F (Right) side of garment.

      et voilà!

      I actually think the thinner bias looks more elegant, so maybe it’s a good think ours don’t look the way they’re “supposed” to!


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