Colette Sorbetto Top
One of the first things I sewed for myself here in Singapore was the Colette patterns Sorbetto top. It's a free pattern and a simple top to sew. I used a light blue Belgian linen and followed the pattern as instructed. For my second one, I made a few changes. First, I lengthened the top by a couple of inches. Second, I made bias tape with some leftover Japanese lawn but turned the bias to the inside rather than having it on the outside of the top. And finally, I inverted the box pleat and created a faux button placket at the top. I found some beautiful mother-pearl-buttons at the Button Queen in London when we were there last summer and they've been waiting to be used ever since. I used dark navy linen I found in Chinatown - hopefully it'll go well with my Everyday Skirt!