To celebrate the Monthly Stitch’s third birthday I decided to make three lovely summer tops. The first up is the Sorbetto top. I really love the simplicity of it and I think it’s both professional yet refreshing. For summer I’ve made myself a new one which I think will fit in both the ‘work’ and ‘play’ wardrobe. The body and bust is size 4 and the neck and upper armholes size 2. I also extended the length by a few inches. And rearrange the darts. I think I have ‘slopey’ boobs (if there is a correct term for this please feel free to tell me!) so the apex of Colette patterns are often much too high for me.
I’ve made it with a bright and sunny lovely silk/cotton blend I bought at the Walthamstow market last year. I’ve been sitting on this fabric waiting for the right top and so happy to put it to good use. I used store bought bias binding for the neck and armholes which is a surprisingly perfect color match. I’m very pleased with the final look but as I forgot to stay stitch the neckline, the neck line and shoulders perhaps sit a little further out than planned.
I’ll be posting my others over the next two days.