Liquorice fabric Sorbetto inspired summer top

I really like the Sorbetto Pattern and I have made made 3 tops now, with another one in progress.

Liquorice Sorbetto top with square neckline
Liquorice Sorbetto top with square neckline

I have made several changes to the original pattern:

  • Square neckline
  • 10 small front pleats
  • front and back neck facing (white fabric)
  • arm facing (white fabric)
  • elastic in the front
The alterations were a bit of trial and error. I didn’t plan to have elastic in the front, however the neckline was slightly too wide, but i actually prefer the snug fit with the elastic. The facing for the neck and arm are 2 pieces of lightweight white cotton  a front and back piece – this took a white to draft as i the front and back had changed shapes compared to the the pattern i has started with
 I love the fit and design of the finished top.

 

front pleats
front pleats
liquorice sorbetto top, back view
liquorice sorbetto top, back view