Since this fabric arrived in the mail last Friday, I've been itching to start sewing. "60s Scrapbag" is a fabric collection by Emma Jean Jansen for Ella Blue Fabrics (Australia), and I've been looking for it all over the online shops! I was tickled when my friend Lora, who has an Etsy shop - DragonflyQuiltworks - began stocking it... at my request. What a friend, huh?
Right away I pulled out the Sorbetto top pattern that I've been wanting to try. It's a free downloadable pattern by Colette Designs! I'm happy to report that it's super! Only two pieces, easy to sew, and a great fit. Choose your measurements and then follow their advice to choose the next size up. The top is a pull-on style (no buttons, zippers, or closures) and the fit is meant to be tailored.
I made my first Sorbetto top - sleeveless - with the 60s Scrapbag quilting cotton, embellishing the front placket with three orange buttons.
The second Sorbetto top is made with double gauze fabric - I've been wanting to try sewing with double gauze, and bought this piece from The Cloth Pocket in Austin, Texas. The fabric is really nice! As you can see, this Sorbetto version has sleeves. I found that sleeve piece free online, designed by someone else. I couldn't believe that the two different designers' patterns worked together, but they did. I really like this version too! I'm pretty sure Sorbetto tops are going to be my new wardrobe staple.
I knew I wanted a skirt from 60s Scrapbag too, so I pulled out my favorite skirt book - The Essential A-Line, by Jona Giammalva. This is the seventh skirt I've made from that book, and the second time I've made this layered version. I like this style because it allows me to show off three 60s Scrapbag prints!
My hairstylist told me she often leaves messages for her children by writing on a mirror with a dry erase marker. What a good idea! For myself, I chose to write on my mirror this meaningful verse from "War Room."
Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:17
The movie certainly spoke to me, renewing my desire to pray for myself and others, and to expect results.
If you plan to go to the movie, better hurry! It's been out since August 28. Take tissues! Linda