Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sewing Sorbetto

 I have been into sewing the last few weeks. And mostly on a Sorbetto Top craze! Sounds like ice cream, doesn't it? Makes me think of lazy summer days. Above are five tops I have made for myself and I am now working on outfitting the sisters! They are so addicting to make!

 There are so many things to love about this top! It has a bit of a vintage feel to it; it is so simple it can be whipped up in two hours, and because it is basic it is really easy to add details like ruffles, scallops, pleats or lace.  
I also love the fit, it is the perfect balance between fitted and looseness, making it so comfy to wear! The only modifications I made was to add 2" in length and shorten the bust dart by 1/2". 

 You can find the Sobetto Top pattern at Colette Patterns in a free download! I have been following the Colette blog for a couple of years now and always find her designs beautiful and inspiring.

The Sorbetto only takes 1-1.5 yards of fabric, so it is a great project for using up small pieces.
So far I have made six for myself and I have two more planned! But the nice thing is I have bought fabric for only one! The blue flowered top on the dress form was a tunic shirt, the bright pink was a yard of fabric given to me, the pale pink was a linen skirt and the other two were fabric left over from other projects. 

I think the sewing room is going to need a bit of tiding this weekend......


  1. I think the sewing room is perfect.

    I love these tops. After reading of your process with using other garments to create several blouses, I am going to save my linen skirts and dresses to try this pattern.

    1. I love my sewing room! But it is amazing how fast it can get messy, especially when I am in the middle of several projects.
      I decided to try making a shirt out of the pink linen skirt when I just couldn't bear donating it. The fabric is so nice and the color is prefect! The blue tiny floral was a tunic top that just didn't fit well. I had to get a little creative and cut the top front out of the back and the back out of the front because the neckline on the original shirt was too low. Where their is a will, there is a way!

  2. What lovely tops! I just the scallop edge you did on one.

    All well used sewing rooms look like that! :D

    ~Michelle ^_^

    1. Thank you! I had so much fun making the scallops, they are not quite as hard as they appear. Mostly it takes patience!
      Yes, I can always tell when I have been sewing, my sewing room is disastrous! It is amazing how far all the little threads get tracked......

  3. Thank you for sharing the link to this pattern Heide! It is such a cute top and perfect for summer. I noticed on the website they even had a pattern for sleeves to add to this blouse hmmm.. the possibilities are endless! : ) I purchased my first Collete pattern about a month ago. It is their Hawthorn dress pattern. I sewed it for Easter and just love it! I have another cut out to sew up in my work basket.

  4. Awww, you are so talented and a great sister. I love your sewing area.... :)