You don’t need me to tell you how beautiful this Italian cotton/silk voile is. The beauty of the Sorbetto is that it allows you to indulge your weakness for gorgeous fabric without breaking the bank. I ordered half a metre of this from Ditto and, including postage, it came in at £7.99. Eight quid for a top with 20 per cent silk – I ask you.
With half a metre you have very little wiggle room for extending the length. I squeezed an extra inch out of this. I also lowered the bust darts, but otherwise did nothing different on this second make.
As a child, I hated rhododendrons along with geraniums. My granddad grew both and familiarity bred contempt in me. (What a contrary child!) Now, I adore the smell of geraniums along with their gaudy blooms and I am so grateful to rhododendrons for their late summer colour.
High excitement! I’m off to Leigh-on-Sea this morning to meet up with Miss P. And you’ll never guess what. The sun is shining…