I’ll keep it short and sweet – this is my third Sorbetto, after all.
I could see that this drapey fabric wouldn’t hold a pleat well, so I went with the inverted pleat as championed here by Miss P and Casey’s Elegant Musings. If you also add three inches to the length, you have the perfect tunic top to go with jeans.
TOP TIP Add a second row of sewing (right on top of the first row) to the bottom of the inverted pleat, because there’s going to be a lot of strain with your bazoomas.
SECOND TOP TIP If you’re in the London area and near the Tate Modern, buy some French curves from their gift shop (or online here). They’re lovely and tactile and half the price of French curves on sewing websites. The only drawback is there are no measurements on these, but unless you’re doing pattern drafting I suspect this won’t be a problem.
I have another lovely top that will always remind me of my weekend in Leigh-on-Sea with Miss P. If you’re working with this fabric be aware that it frays like mad. But otherwise, it’s a corker!
Right. I’m off to Somerset House, wearing my new top. Happy Sundays, everyone!