I finally got myself to print out the Sorbetto pattern offered for free by Colette Patterns. So many people have already made this top, but I was especially impressed by Marie of A Swewing Odyssey, who has made 3 already. Yes you read it right. 3!! And they are all awesome.
When making my version last night, I finally understood why Marie fell in love with the pattern. It is such an easy make, and the instructions are very simple to follow.
I decided to opt out of the bias binding for the neckline and armholes, and went for piping instead. My earlier attempts to use piping had been disastrous, as I i did not have the right machine foot for the job. My Pfaff's zipper foot is not like that of other brands so it was quite difficult to use it. I ordered a seperate piping foot, and that made the insertion so much easier. There really is a reason for all those extra machine feet. I will never, EVER, question the wisdom of seperate feet for different techniques.
To finish the seams, I decided to try my hand at Hong Kong seams. I've decided that on small projects like these, I will try to make the insides as beautiful as possible. So I used bias tape to bind the seams.
I also checked the German Burda site, to see if I could find any previews of the July issue. From what I could see, this issue has a take on black city style. Which is good, for a stylish office wardobe. A bit dark for me now, but definitely a go for the wintery months,with colourful detailing of course. I love these black dressess.
For beach lovers....
As usual, the plus sized outfits steal the show. I love this little red number. Is that red?
America clearly inspired the following outfits. Did they have to put the flag in the background as well? lol
For the romantics....I love the way the model poses in the lace dress, as if she is trying to drink some tea and calm herself down after having just read a letter from her lover, saying he is sorry, but he won't be able to meet her later for their secret rendez-vous.......
So she decides to do some gardening.....
.....and goes out by herself anyways, to show him that she does not need a man to make her happy.....
This edition should hit the stands in about 2 weeks I think. I don't know if I will make anything from this edition anytime soon, as I have a long list of projects I want to make from the previous editions, but I think I will buy it all the same.
Have a nice day everyone.