I never do sewing for myself - I normally make things for our home or as gifts - so it's been quite a rare treat to try this free Sorbetto pattern by Colette. I've bought a couple of Colette patterns from Backstitch which I haven't got round to doing yet, so I thought I'd start with this simple top to try their instructions. Here's how it turned out.
I used this gorgeous Feedsack daisy material by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill which I bought from Country Threads in Bath. I love love love the faded American 30s print. I'd only bought one metre and the instructions said I needed one and a half yards for my size. But one metre was fine - I just cut out two panels for the back instead of cutting on the fold, and this worked out well as I could then adjust the sizing by taking a section out of the back to make the top smaller and more fitted. The only other adjustment I made was to make the arm holes smaller under the arms. I think this pattern was designed for ladies with a bigger bust, and despite mine being larger at the moment due to nursing, it still gaped a bit! Finally I added three mismatching white buttons to break up the dense pattern. The top is getting its first outing today and is already nicely damp with baby drool and posset!