Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sorbetto Dress

In the end, I couldn't make adjustments by adding elastic because the embossed fabric is rather stiff and doesn't take kindly to elastic or gathers. I had to iron the inverted pleat down to death because it keeps sticking out instead of laying flat. The dress looked kind of plain so I added a small bow where the pleat ends. If you strain your eyes, you can see the bow :)

Not bad for a dress without a zipper. There is sufficient ease so that I can put it on and pull it off. 

Note to self: 
I have made adjustments to my Sorbetto pattern. Trimmed off a bit at the side seam at underarm. Trimmed the width and length of the skirt. If I sew another Sorbetto again, I should raise the front neckline by about an inch.


  1. Congratulations! It looks really good and very classy too!

  2. It looks great! It's ages since I've done any dressmaking ... I felt my fingers itching reading this :D

  3. I love the bow detail!!! You did a fantastic job. Love it!

  4. i really love this silhouette...and i didn't even have to strain my eyes to see the adorable bow. well done. =)
    Kristina J.

  5. The bow is a great addition! I love it :)

  6. Lovely dress!!!


  7. Hey Erin!
    I'm taking a hiatus from knitting and trying to sew more since I moved back to hot hot hot Jakarta. Been wanting to try out this pattern and turning into a dress and came across this post!