This month is passing so quickly I can hardly keep my head on straight. I continue to put homemade garments on my body every day, but the outfits are starting to repeat, and in the interest of not boring the pants off anyone, I’m not sharing them all here. But I did make a new top last week, and I love it!
I made an impromptu stop at Britex when I was in the city last week, and picked up two pieces from their remnants floor, with the specific intention of making two new Sorbetto tops. Here is the first:
I love this fabric: it’s a simple shirting cotton, with a nice textured stripe in light blue and grey. It was very easy to sew with (a quality I’m appreciating more and more). And I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
I even made my own bias tape to finish the neckline and the arms.
I do want to create a little tutorial on making this bias tape. There are some good tutorials online, but I found that I had to use two or three of them cobbled together to get a really good sense of how to do this. So I thought I’d try my hand at clarifying some of the pieces that I thought were particularly confusing. Keep your eyes open for that…and be forgiving. It will be my first tutorial attempt.
I cannot believe next weekend is Memorial Day weekend. What the what? Sigh.