free Sorbetto pattern
Because I am tall, and my body is long I have extended the pattern 2cm at the bottom so it doesn't turn out as a crop top... that's not the desired look and I doubt anyone wants to see my belly! Then I pin together the front and back pattern pieces and "try it on" to make sure the darts, arm holes etc are all still in place.
The instructions that come with the pattern are comprehensive and easy to understand allowing me to methodically work through the pattern without having to think too much. Perfect for a bit of late night sewing after work!
Making bias tape with this fabric was the most difficult (and tedious) aspect of this project. You don't want the iron too hot, but a low heat will practically do nothing to the fabric. Always test the heat of your iron on a scrap piece of fabric, even if your only turning the heat up slightly. Always better to be safe than burn a whole in something you've been working on for hours!!
I will definitely be making this again. I really want to layer underneath the top with a slightly longer section to keep that nice floaty feel to the fabric, but make it a little less see through! Has anyone else made this top yet?