Sorbetto accomplished!

Rather than waiting until August, I made the Sorbetto top the other day. It was easy and pretty fast–the bias tape part was definitely the most time-consuming part.

sorbetto top

A bit of confusion about seam allowances: the pattern says they’re 5/8″ except around the neckline and armholes where they’re a 1/4″ — because attaching the bias tape had its own instructions, I figured something else had to have a 1/4″ seam allowance, so I sewed the shoulder seams at that. I don’t think it made that much difference and I’m happy with how it fits. On a pattern with such few steps, I think it would have been nice if it said “sew shoulder seams at 5/8″ specifically.

Here’s another picture that’s not that different. I hadn’t finished putting bias tape around the armholes in either of these shots. And now comparing them to the pictures on the pattern website, mine seems less scoop-necked. I can fix that when I make another, which I will.

sorbetto top

Fabric is from the Knittin Kitten in Portland, I think.

I think that I don’t want to call it a “top” though–it’s a shirt. What’s the deal with the word “top” anyway?

1 Response to “Sorbetto accomplished!”


  1. 1 Sorbet

    Thanks for the information about the SA.

    “Top” is an word for an informal woman’s blouse. I don’t usually use the word, but what’s wrong with it? In fact, the words “blouse” and “shirt” conjure up images of much more formal pieces.

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