Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sew Weekly Challenge: Peer Review or Sweetly Sheer Sorbetto

That Mena Trott Sewing up seven Sorbettos in a week.  She is the Sorbetto Superwoman.

How could I not be inspired by that? Especially her lovely pleated neckline version??

Mine, of course, is a little more sheer than hers and does not have sleeves... which means the wind goes through it like butter.

I picked this fabric because it was lonely and I had no previous ideas for it.  It's a polyester silk blend, so it was a little strange until I ironed it - then it began to flow beautifully.  I had just enough for the body of the shirt (sans pleat down the front) and the pleated neckline.

It was a little difficult to do rolled hems with the fabric, so.... the top of the shoulders are a little weird.

But who cares about sleeves when you can throw on a jacket? This is what I wore last night, but since I was caught in a downpour, I had to wait for it to dry for these pictures.

I love this top.  While the arm holes are a little funky, I am still a big fan of the pleated neckline.  It just looks sooooo pretty.  That Mena Trott - she's so smart :)

Have a great Sunday, all!!


  1. It looks super chic under the blazer :) It's a beautiful fabric and it's lovely in that pattern - good job!

  2. that outfit is FAB.

    word verificaton: "tridium". This is a totally an element that is needed to repair an interdimensional vehicle of some sort. Possibly by Mr. Scott. Or Dr. Who.

  3. loved your sorbeto versio. did i tell you your Elvis looked amazing???

  4. kudos on your sewing job!!! and great blog! Chicago bloggers unite!!