I used Colette's Sorbetto pattern, which was lovely. The pattern was simple enough that after cutting out my pieces, I just glanced over the instructions then sewed without really referring to the pattern at all. And, because this is a free downloadable pattern, I did something that I never do - I cut right into the pattern after taping the pages together. No tracing for me! Tracing can be so tedious, and if I want to sew one in a different size, I'll just download the pattern again (but, because it fits so well, that seems unlikely).
|Joanna took this picture - it is important to her that there be a fabric close-up|
The most time consuming part was making my own bias tape for the edges - even using the continuous bias tape method, it takes a while. It's all the pressing involved after everything has been cut. I had planned to use store-bought bias tape, but it seemed like an unnecessary hassle when I had so much leftover fabric.
Even though I have now officially accomplished my Alligator fabric mission, I don't think we've seen the last of this print - I'm going to make sure every scrap gets put to good use.