Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A couple tanks..

I finished up this Colette Sorbetto tank top this morning.
Colette Sorbetto FrontColette Sorbetto Back
I made a size 4 and I'm pretty happy with it. I used some fabric I got at an estate sale a few years ago and I made the bias binding out of navy blue linen.I really enjoyed how quickly this came together, and I like how the bust darts are in the right place (i think!)  It's a bit less loose than I imagined it would be, so I might make a size up next time, but the top area fits great.  It's definitely a bit too short for my liking, so I'd lengthen it.  For this one you were supposed to hem the bottom but I wanted to keep that extra length so I used bias tape on the bottom too.  I want to try adding sleeves too!

After I made this top I remembered the Wiksten Tank Top that I made a few months ago that I never blogged about...
Wiksten Tank FrontWiksten Tank Back
So both tanks are loose fitting tank tops, but there definitely were differences.  No bust darts here and the armholes are finished by folding under.  Not sure which one I prefer yet. I used quilting weight fabric for this one, so the seams are a little bit bulky (instructions have you create french seams for the sides).  I like the curved bottom hem.  It covers up my behind when I crouch!  The neckline might be a little too low and I might try a size larger with this one next time too.  I've already worn this out a few times and regardless of the unflattering photo, I think it looks ok.  This one definitely took more time because of the hems.  Bias tape is so quick!

So the real reason why I made the Sorbetto is that I wanted to get a Colette pattern under my belt before I joined the Colette Clover Pants Sew Along.  I'm pretty excited.  I cut out a size 8 for the pants because I basically have no waist, but I'm a bit nervous because I also have no butt.  We'll see how this works out...


Marisa said...

I am not brave enough to make garments. Your tanks are very pretty.

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

So cute! The seams look so professional, they always scare me... It got cool in such a hurry I hope you got some wear before you have to stash them away for next year! BTW love all the quits in your past couple of posts! Lucky babies :)