Monday, September 5, 2011

FESA: The Plaid Sorbetto Dress

I feel a bit like the teacher's pet having my first dress done for FESA - LOL! The inspiration for this dress came from this week's theme at The Sew Weekly: Mad for Plaid. I had intended to start working on it much earlier in the week, but I wasn't able to sit down and cut it out until Thursday. Thank goodness Sorbetto is one of my pattern blocks and sews up a treat every time!

I wanted to make a fall-weight dress, as I recently discovered I have a distinct lack of cool weather frocks. I lined it in a rich purple cotton which will more than keep me warm enough, due to my love of layering. I matched up the plaid using Colette Patterns' tutorial.

Speaking of Colette Patterns, it was a complete happy accident that my drafted sleeves are quite similar to their Jasmine! I love how Sarai and Caitlin are always plugged right in to what seamstresses want.

How are you doing with FESA? What are you working on now?

10 comments:

Jane said...

This is a gorgeous dress, perfect for autumn layering. x

Sølvi said...

The sleeves are adorable, and this is one successful dress! I love it.

I haven´t started my FESA-sewing yet, as I am finishing off some summer sewing first. I really hope to get started soon, though! :-)

Lindsey H said...

Love it! The fabric is amazing and it looks great on you. Now I want one. :)

Sarah C said...

I really like this dress! I have not made a single Sorbetto anything yet. I really want to and this dress is inspiring me to do so.

Mommy en France said...

I love it! Very "back to school" - even "too cool for school". :-) I too love the Sorbetto and like the idea of doing it with sleeves, but haven't ever really drafted a pattern. How did you come up with the sleeves?

Becky said...

Lovely first garment! I finished my first thing too, a refashioned denim skirt. And I'm partway through my first blouse--hoping to get some time on that today. I'll at least get some knitting in today, as my Labor Day plans are hanging out with a friend and doing yarncraft!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Sarah,
Your dress is awesome! I love the purple plaid! Looks great on you, too!
Angela

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, everyone!

@MommyenFrance - I used the sleeve template from The Sew Weekly and simply lengthened that to my elbows. Easy peasy!

Here's the link for the sleeve pattern: http://www.sewweekly.com/2011/08/revised-sorbetto-sleeve.html

Meg the Grand said...

Seriously love this. The plaid is sooooo pretty, and you never cease to amaze me with your Sorbetto creations! Fab. U. Lous.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much, Megnificence!