Monday, August 12, 2013

Summertime Sorbetto

After all that skivvy sewing we've been doing, I decided to give myself a bit of a break from blogging.  Which means, of course, I had more time for sewing!  Yay!  I've been sewing (and knitting) up a storm the past week, and I have tons of things to share :)

This one, however, has been done for a LONG time, I just never had the chance to take pictures!  Last weekend, I headed to a local farmers market with my summery sorbetto on and got some yummy veggies!  The colors of summer were so great, we definitely took more pictures of vegetables than my Sorbetto, but you get the idea...

The Pattern:  Colette Pattern's Sorbetto, size 0

Fabric:  I only had .75 yds of this pretty floral voile, but I was able to squeeze the top out of it!

Instructions: As with pretty much every Colette Pattern ever, they were great.  I didn't really follow them, though!

What I love most:  I'm a bit obsessed with the trim I used for the front.  The top felt too plain and boring without the pleat in the front, and thought this colorfully woven bit of awesome took the place of it perfectly.

What I would do differently next time:  I would definitely size up to a 2.  The top is a bit snug in the bust and around the arms.  It's also a bit short (I'm only 5 feet tall!), so keep in mind I didn't shorten it at all if you're a tall lady!

Alterations:  I eliminated the pleat because I didn't have enough fabric for it!  I also flipped the binding to the inside around the arms.  With red around the arms and the neck, it looked a bit like a baseball tee, which is not the look I was going for.

Recommended?  If you're in the market for a quick, easy summer top that takes up around a yard of fabric, this fits the bill perfectly.

Final thoughts:  I should spend more time at the farmers market, those blueberries were AMAZING :)


  1. Very cute top! I love the detailing instead of the pleats down the front!

  2. Thanks! That's my favorite part, too. Without it, it was a bit too boring for me :)

  3. That trim is so awesome!!! Love the farmers market! Although I always buy more than any human could actually eat - lol ;)

  4. Isn't it fabulous? I went back to the store I bought it at to get more last week, and it was gone :(

    Me too! I've been buying like 3 pints of blueberries at a time, and freezing them. It's like little blueberry ice cream balls...perfect in my sweltering sewing space :)

  5. Very cute!! I made one in a zero and found it was a bit big, but the pleat seemed to allow it to come off and on easily. How does it come off and on without the pleat? And, yes, it did seem short, next one I make, I'm going to 'shape' the side seams to make it snugger and maybe lengthen it a tad.

  6. It's a bit oddly shaped. The bust/arm holes are a bit tight, but the bottom is definitely large. Shaping the side seams is a fantastic idea. If I make another, I'll try that! It still comes on and off easily without the pleat, too.