I don’t think in my time sewing and blogging if I’ve ever completed a project and posted it in the same day. Well today will be the first! I picked up my nerdy cotton fabric from SAS Fabrics. It was my first visit to the store. Messy, overwhelming and not really organized but I did score some cute fabric so I guess you can forgive the bad.
I was going to make a different top with this fabric but since moving to Arizona I realized I need a lot more warm weather items. Plus with the Sorbetto you can layer a sweater on top for those cooler times. The pattern is super simple. It consists of only two pattern pieces! I checked on the web and Pinterest to see the different versions of this pattern. I think this is one of those patterns that you can make a million revisions to it and come out with something different everytime.
I did not follow the pattern spot on. I gave it more length and a curved hem in the front and back. I used another pattern (my favorite shirt pattern B5526) to make the curves just right. I added 2 1/2″ tothe overall length. I cut the size 10. I was worried about the pattern being too tight around the hips. I think next time I make it (which I totally will!) I will grade from an 8 down to the 10. I did read other people had issues with the bust darts being too high but I didn’t have any problem.
The most time consuming part of the shirt was putting on the binding. I used pre-made black binding (I had it in my stash) for the neck and hem. I didn’t have enough for the arms so I made binding with the leftover fabric I had and turned it all inside. I think it turned out pretty awesome.
The binding is a little stiff. I know after a wash or two it will be fine. By the way, I falled to mention, this is a free pattern! You can find it online as a pdf, yes you have to cut and tape, but you can make one for yourself too!