floral sorbetto variation

A quick sorbetto top with a twist (or two, or three).

Inspired by this top and this Sorbetto Top variation, I modified the original Sorbetto pattern: Extended the shoulder by a couple of inches (and lowered the armscye) and added length, a button placket at the back and a small collar.

I also made a size bigger than I’d need to have it look a little blousier. The fabric is a lovely light floral cotton (almost sheer but not quite). I have to say I’m quite proud of the buttonholes at the back. I made them with my zig-zag steel monster machine using this tutorial for making buttonholes without a buttonhole foot or feature.

I like how it turned out and how it fits, but I’ll see how much I’ll actually wear it…I have nothing to go with a green floral except jeans. I’ve been looking for a nice grass-green fabric for a while (not cool green, not neon or flashy, just a nice fresh green) but no such luck.
Kind of like this aloe a friend gave me (I did find this lovely flower pot with a pastel green border for it at the thrift store).

I’m working on a couple more spring wardrobe-planning posts, so I might actually get more than one blog post in this week. Somehow a post each weekend sounds manageable and ok, but 4 posts a month sounds like nothing at all! I used to blog every two days when I started, but I have neither the time to write nor to read that much anymore. Most days it feels like I’m fighting my Google reader inbox and for every post I read there’s two more up that I don’t want to miss. Luxury problems I guess πŸ™‚

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11 thoughts on “floral sorbetto variation

  1. tidytipsy

    Thanks you two πŸ™‚
    I can really recommend taking a well-fitting top pattern and drafting the changes you have in mind. It’s pretty easy and for me it’s more likely that it’ll fit in the end than if I try a completely new pattern!
    Beth, I do have a denim skirt I plan to wear this with!

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  2. Neus

    Very pretty!!! The buttons of the back are a great job!! And I like it with jeans, sure that you’re going to wear it a lot with shorts this summer!
    And is great blogging with “no pressure” at all!

    * About the print, I haven’t received anything yet. On Friday I went to the post office and they told me that is impossible to know where it is (if we don’t have a tracking number). I also asked for the package to the postman (he has a great memory) and he told me that it hasn’t arrived to the post office 😦 I’m quite angry with the post office service, because I’m waiting for two packages from Denmark too and they don’t know anything about them! I will wait, for a better luck! Thanks anyway! πŸ™‚

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  3. tidytipsy

    Thank you all!
    @Neus, I was meaning to ask if it had arrived! That doesn’t sound good, it shouldn’t take that long, Spain is practically next door. I’ve had prints take months to the US but within Europe it should have arrived by now 😦 Let me know if it hasn’t arrived in a couple of weeks and I’ll see if I can send out another one!

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