Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Just one Sorbetto.....

Sorry, just couldn't resist the Pavarotti Cornetto gag!

This is my first Sorbetto that I made a while ago, you can get the pattern here, but didn't get around to photographing. I found the sizing too big (silly me forgot that American sizing is larger, but you will benefit from my dimness!) so I decided it was the perfect excuse to try some smocking on the back.

As you can see it needs an introduction to the iron but it had just come out of the wash and I knew if I didn't photograph it now I never would. Its fantastic how little material it uses, these were leftover scraps from making a dress for J.

I am really pleased with the smocking, something I've wanted to try for an age and I don't know why I didn't do it earlier - its easy peasey lemon squeezey! I did a narrow band and it pulls the top in enough the flatter my figure but still has enough give for getting over my head. I'll be smocking anything I can get my hands on now, smocked tea towels anyone? No? Well I suppose that is taking it a bit far.....perhaps a pair of smocked knickers then?!

Hoping to show you some pictures of the rainbow quilt top soon, its coming together quickly!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I love it, Emily! It's beautiful! Cute, yet comfortable.

I can't wait to see your rainbow quilt - I'm in round two of the rainbow charm swap and am looking for quilty inspiration :)