April 21, 2014

Guest star! Rebecca’s first Sorbetto

Cashmerette guest star Rebecca returns, with her first foray into garment sewing! A what a foray it was. Over to you, Rebecca…. 
After many adventures in knitting, and a first foray into sewing starting with quilts last fall (see my guest appearance in Quilty Pleasures), I decided to finally embark on sewing clothing – a speedier and more instantly gratifying process than knitting and quilting.  I was inspired by Jenny and Lauren to try my hand at the Colette Sorbetto tank for my first project, and with Jenny’s expert help, I made one!  It took some alterations, six hours, and lots of patience, but here it is! 
I have a long way to go, but the Sorbetto was a great place to start.  I’ll be replicating the Sorbetto (for additional practice, and it’s absolutely perfect for spring/summer – so the more, the better), and then on to the Sew Caroline Tank Dress! 
Sheesh, if my first garment had been this good I’d have been extremely happy! Rebecca used French seaming throughout, which looked amazing, and used bias turned to the inside of the garment for the neckline and armholes, which makes for a beautifully professional finish. Great stuff Rebecca!
What was the first ever garment you sewed for yourself, readers? For me, it was a (too small) wrap skirt from Christine Haynes’s Chic and Simple Sewing – highly recommended for beginners as all the patterns have no closures!
And come back later this week for the next installation of the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Curvy Colette blog tour. 

8 thoughts on “Guest star! Rebecca’s first Sorbetto

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh, it’s spectacular!

  2. tanyamaile says:

    Beautiful job! Much better than my first garment (a skirt).

  3. Gorgeous! What an impressive first project. I’m in awe! That fabric is perfect as a Sorbetto.

    My first project was a Simplicity 2591, which looked simple to my beginner’s eye, but has some of the weirdest pattern pieces I’ve ever seen. I’m kind of amazed I even finished! Of course, I used four different colors of thread and didn’t finish ANY of the seams. Oye ve. 😉

  4. it’s lovely. my first ever garment was a sorbetto too!

  5. Thanks, all! I have to say, it would not have turned out nearly as nice without Jenny’s help. Or without her super hot iron!

  6. Beautiful and how wonderful to have such a wearable first make! Mine was a shift dress. I never wear shift dresses…

  7. Nicole says:

    My first make was a popsicle dress made from a Big 4 pattern (can’t remember which one). Here’s a picture: http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/68b41548e43011e29f0922000ae90fc9_7.jpg. I had no clue that Big 4 patterns included so much ease, so my dress turned out way too big. I did wear it a few times, though.

Let me know what you think!