I wasn't all that excited when I first tried on the Sorbetto. I almost decided that it was not for me. However, after realizing how well the neckline and armholes fit, I decided to carry on. The lower back was really full so I cut off 1/2 inch from the back side seams (1 inch total from the back width). I suppose this extra allowed for getting off and on but it wasn't very flattering on me. It would also work well for someone who tucks in their blouses but I'm way beyond tucking in a blouse anymore. I go for comfort. I also added two vertical darts to the back to reduce fullness. Maybe I have a bit of a sway back that I hadn't really noticed before. Anyway, after making these adjustments and adding length, I really like the pattern and will definitely use it again. For me, it is basically a woven tank top.
I used self-fabric bias binding on the neck and armholes. I also added a lightweight tricot interfacing to the front band area.
I'm already thinking about my next Sorbetto. The options are endless once you get the pattern adjusted to your figure type. I think it would look nice with a shaped hem or side vents, depending on the fabric. What are your favorite Sorbetto adaptations? Sleeves? Collar? Ruffles?
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