Bless my husband’s aunt for supplying me with fabrics she no longer wants. She used to sew as a hobby but has no time or interest in it anymore. I thank her for two reasons: 1) well hello, free fabric, and 2) her fabric choices are so different from mine. I’m not into busy prints and bright colors so yeah, I have the tendency to go to boring street all the way and back. This is one of the interventions I need to try something different.
So I made another Sorbetto top from one of the fabrics she gave me, and added sleeves to it this time.
I found the right sleeves I was looking for on this site. Huge thank you to Leslie’s step by step tutorial on altering the sleeve pattern. It’s very easy to follow. Now my Sorbetto has cute puffed sleeves, just as I wanted.
Speaking of sleeves, I didn’t have enough fabric left to cut them following the grain line. I know, I know, I’m supposed to follow the grain line no matter what. Still the sleeves held on and stayed in shape even after washing so now I can breathe. Aside from adding sleeves and not following grain lines, I also lengthened the top by 3 inches. Happy to note that though it’s not my favorite color (purple washes me out), it has everything I wanted for a summer top.
I can’t end this post without mentioning the ruins of Okoř Castle that provides a beautiful backdrop for these photos. It’s situated in a sleepy village of Okoř just a few kilometers away from Prague airport. The 35-minute guided tour inside the ruins is for 70kc/ adult (roughly €3). I have a bias on ruins so I’ll say it’s a must to go inside. Better yet, get married there! They do organize weddings. Wow, your wedding photos would be like a dream. 🙂
Pattern: Sorbetto by Colette
Sleeves pattern by The Sew Weekly: Download here
Sleeves alteration tutorial at http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/sorbetto-sleeves/
Photo location: Okoř Castle, Czech Republic