With the best of intentions, before my self-imposed break last month, I had photographed a tutorial showing how I adapted Colette’s Patterns’ Sorbetto into the Toast inspired tunic. Now finally, I’ve dug them out, and I hope they make sense (let me know in the comments, if they don’t).
First and foremost, most of the credit for this tutorial belongs to Analog Me and her awesome kimono-tee tutorial – check it out here!
To make this variation you will need:
2. Mark the stitching lines on the sleeve and front pieces, remembering that the neck and arm-holes of the sorbetto only have 1/4in seam allowance because they are designed for a bias-bound finish.
3. Align the shoulder seam on the front piece with the shoulder point on the sleeve, aligning stiching lines. Do the same under the arm, however, if you like more ease then the underarm points don’t have to meet (e.g. you could leave a 1in gap).
- Sew bust darts.
- Sew front to back at shoulder and side seams.
- Cut 2x cuff pieces from your fabric and 2 from interfacing. Fuse together.
- With right sides together, stitch short ends of each cuff piece together forming a circle. Press seam open.
- With right sides together, stitch cuff to sleeve edge, matching seams under the arm.
- Press under 1/2in of the cuff’s raw edge then fold this edge to the inside of the armhole. Slip stitch in place.
- Fold the cuff up again as you like it.