Wishful Thinking shares projects that catch my eye — and their likelihood of completion.

The Sorbetto top.
The Sorbetto tank from Colette Patterns was a freebie this spring, and I feel like it showed up on all sorts of sewing blogs. Casey over at Elegant Musings even riffed on the pattern and gave it a sweet inverted pleat.
Anyhoo, I like tank tops, and free is fab in my book, so I downloaded the PDF with optimism.
Why I like it:
  • I like bias trim.
  • This would be cute tucked in a high-waisted skirt or untucked with shorts.
  • Versatility! I could see multiple versions of this top a silk or charmeuse for work, a ditzy cotton print for play.
  • It looks cool, like temperature-wise cool. I can practically feel a breeze pass through it.
  • The pattern is a stash buster, which makes a sewer feel a wee bit self-congratulatory.
My construction specifications:
  • In the spirit of stash busting, I would make the tank in the lightweight cotton of which I made my kitchen valances. The fabric is white with a tiny, textured pattern.
  • I am considering contrasting thread and/or bias trim.
  • Anything I make these days MUST be washable (I’m spit up on with great regularity) and breastfeeding friendly.
Wearing scenario:
The reality:
  • The cotton is washed. The biggest obstacle at this point is printing the pattern. I have the necessary notions (save maybe contrasting thread/trim).
Likelihood of completion (10 = it’s practically making itself; 1 = never ever):
  • I give this an 8. I really think I’ll make it, but I need to work on the jogging stroller first (or at least get the jogging stroller started). I think if I work on this tank piecemeal (which is the only way I work on anything with a baby to care for), I could finish it in a week or so. I should get on it, though, so I have lots of summer left to wear it!

Photos via Colette Patterns.