Since it's Bow Neck month I gave the shorter version of the Colette Jasmine necktie a try.
I started by carefully removing the bias binding.
Then I altered the front neckline by using a Jasmine pattern piece. The Sorbetto curve at the back was much wider, so I drafted a new pattern piece for the back collar.
I had just enough leftover fabric to cut the collars, ties and loop.
Binding the new collar was a bit tricky. I was working with tiny second hand seam allowances and had to stretch the bias binding a bit because the neckline was slightly wider now. Hand sewing for extra control, the things we do to save a top!
But it worked! The finished Jasbetto is looking so much better. The neckline is really flattering and I can make it work in different outfits.
|Layered with a warm cardigan|
|With a lightweight silk cardigan and white jeans|
And remember the jeans I'm making? Look at those pockets, isn't it a match made in heaven?
Soon those two will be joined together and live happily ever after.
Isn't that a happy ending for a sorry Sorbetto that turned into a Jasbetto princess?