Without further ado, here are three recently finished objects!
One: Colette Sorbetto Top
This is my third version of this shirt. I have been slowly learning to fit with the Sorbetto pattern, practicing the FBA and other fitting techniques. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good! This is the first time I made my own bias tape and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
PATTERN: Colette Sorbetto
- Red and white gingham, probably poly-cotton (bought on clearance at JoAnn's)
- Turquoise ric-rac left over from our wedding decorations
- The fit on this is pretty good, though next time I need to lower the armhole a bit and I think I will split the darts (they are a little pointy).
- This fabric is pilling like crazy after just 2-3 wears. I'm a little bummed about that.
I made these two for our friends' twins. Baby clothes are so fun to make! The hardest part was deciding what fabric to use. They came together pretty easily, though I had to adapt a few things on the fly. I finished them both with all enclosed seams for durability. I accidentally sewed the pocket onto the back bodice of the overalls, but it looked so nice that I just left it (so there is one on front and back). I delivered the dress a few weeks ago, but was delayed on the overalls when I sewed the straps in upside down. Oops! It was a pretty easy fix though.
PATTERN: Simplicity 2459 (Baby's romper in two lengths, jumper, and knit bodysuit)
- Jumper - Kaffe Fasset Shanty Town Bright, lined with red gingham from my stash and accented with a little black ric-rac; red buttons used for closure
- Overalls - Kaufman Interweave Chambray Cobalt, lined with leftover pieces of the jumper fabric; plain yellow buttons and snap tape used for closure
- Both pieces were pretty simple to put together. It was nice to practices some of the techniques on a small scale like that.
- I traced the pattern (these were made with the largest size - 18 months) so I can make them again in different sizes
- I am not a baby clothes expert, but they both seem to have a good bit of ease, especially in length.
- That interweave chambray is GORGEOUS. It has two different color yarns, one in weft and one in warp, which blend to make a very luminous shade of blue. I plan to make myself a skirt out of it in one of the colorways soon.