Recently, as if these two bloggers were mind readers, both Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons and Jenny from Bobbins and Whimsy posted about sewing for your style and sewing a functional wardrobe. I recently went on this holiday and as I was packing for it, I realised that I am not being true to my own style. I have a tendency to buy and sew what I want to wear, but not what I would wear. You know like when you see some fabric with a gazillion adorable whales on it, and you think to yourself ‘I really would wear that!’ just because you love the fabric, but really… no, at the end of the day the whales are not being worn.
I get really suckered into cute fabrics and cute dress patterns when in reality I realised I am very unlikely to wear bright coloured dresses (which is a problem for both my Colette Hawthorn and Laurel dresses). I wear black and white like my life depends on it and sometimes mix it up with a bit of grey. I’m not adventurous at all. I love the occasional floral but I realised I am only comfortable with wearing floral on a skirt and if it’s paired with a solid black top. It’s like anything else and it doesn’t feel like me anymore. I think this also stems from my secret desire to have a crazy awesome vintage-inspired Zooey Deschanel hipster-approved wardrobe, but honestly I’ve been trying to do that since I freakin’ graduated from high school and it has never worked and I have never felt super comfy wearing over the top hipster clothing, so it is probably time to stop trying. Or at least stop trying to wear someone else’s wardrobe.
So, what I guess I’m trying to say is, I’ve got a heap of Sorbettos and Tiny Pocket Tanks coming. I hope you don’t mind tank tops.
This is the first of my Sorbetto onslaught coming its way to my blog made from an extra soft silk/cotton blend. It’s lined with silk (never, ever again doing that!).
It is the perfect stashbusting pattern. I managed to squeeze this size 2 Sorbetto (sans front pleat) out of 50cm of fabric.
I don’t think I need to say much about the Sorbetto itself since it is probably the most well known free pattern in the online sewing world.
I’m off to sew a whole army of these for my wardrobe now.