Monday, 6 June 2011

One summery Sorbetto Top!

Friends, like so many of you fell in love with Sewaholic's Pendrell Blouse (which I've yet to try by the way), I've fallen hard for the Sorbetto Top! Not only do I find its simplicity really classy, it's also  a generous free download by Colette Patterns. It's definitely going to become a summer staple for me as it's so versatile!

Here's my first version, with many more to come I suspect:


A couple closer up:



And one demonstrating how lovely and sheer my voile is:


I wore my Sorbetto Top to work today and my friend Jenny made my day by commenting that it looked like something from Topshop. That's how cool this pattern is!

A word of warning though, despite being pretty busty myself, I found that this pattern came up quite big. I originally cut out a US 10 (UK 12) and it was huge, so I actually scaled down to a US 6 (UK 8)...so you may actually want to make a quick muslin first.

Anyway, this means two garments down and one to go of my self-imposed challenge

25 comments:

  1. Very chic and summery, the nicest Sorbetto I've seen so far - it looks fab on you. Thanks for the tip re sizing. x

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  2. Gorgeous! I am definitely getting that pattern. Is that bias binding I spy around the top? Was it tricky to do? x

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  3. That's high praise indeed Jane! Thanks very much!

    Kat, it is bias binding you spy. I wanted to make my own from my voile, but decided my top might end up looking bland, so I opted for the ready made stuff. I applied it how you would apply binding normally, I pinned it first and then sewed slowly ;o)

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  4. Love it! Your fabric is a great choice for this pattern.

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  5. I love it! It's so nice to see a version of this top made up (other than the original), as it's one I've been thinking about making. Hmmm... me thinks I may be printing out some pattern pieces soon! Love the contrasting bias binding.

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  6. Wo it looks so simple and yet so classic. Lovely. Oooh i want to make one right now! Thanks for the sizing info too.

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  7. Gorgeous! At first when I saw this top I thought it was a bit boring and had no shape. But I saw it on another blog worn tucked into a skirt and it looked fantastic. I might need to make a couple because I am seriously lacking in the top department.

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  8. Marie, i think the contrasting bias binding is one of my favourite features of your top, so you made a good choice :) I have downloaded the pattern so hopefully there will soon be some Sorbetto action here!

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  9. You are so pretty in this. It's great, looks comfortable and easy to wear with so much.

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  10. Great top, very simple but lovely, especially in voile!

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  11. Thank you all, I'm glad to be spreading the word for the Sobetto Top...all I have is love for it ;o)

    Kat, is it Casey's tucked-in version you saw? Her's is soooo gorgeous!

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  12. You look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! This is a beautiful version, I really love that top and can't wait to make it. How many hours do you think it took? Fab, fab, fab. Your fabric choice is perfect.

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  13. Looks lovely, definitely a good choice of fabric. Is it tackleable by a novice with no sewing machine?
    Sarah

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  14. I love the fabric you used! The bias tape is fabulous and picks up the wonderful pattern in the top. I just adore this pattern :)

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  15. Super cute! Love the '40's/nautical vibe of the print! Great job!

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  16. Wow, you guys are too kind!!!

    Karen - I think it depends if you're making your own bias binding. I didn't and it really couldn't have taken me more than an hour...such a quick and satisfying make ;o)

    Dichohenco - it's definitely a very simple project, perfect for a beginner! Without a sewing machine though, it may take you a little longer...

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  17. FABULOUS! I love it! And good to know about the sizing!!

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  18. It's really cute. I downloaded the pattern. Hopefully I'll get to try it.

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  19. Hey! I recognise this fabric! ;-)

    Great job on the top. I was considering giving the Sorbetto a try as well. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found out it was free! I'll let you know if I have any questions about the assembly.

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  20. Adrienne, I really think the Sorbetto will look great on you...hope you get to make it soon!

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  21. This blouse is great! It looks really nice on you! (: I'm going to have to try this pattern out!

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  22. I have this printed off and waiting but am trying to be disciplined and clear the decks a bit first. Then it'll be a production line of Sorbettos I suspect!!
    This is stunning on you and thanks for the heads up on sizing...!
    Px

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  23. Very cute top - love the fabric and trim combination!

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  24. i'm officially inspired to make the sorbetto! i have been wanting some more tank tops for summer and i am disappointed in what i am finding/able to afford in stores lately. just found your blog and love the stuff you create!

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    1. Thanks very much for stopping by and liking my Sorbetto Sarah! Off to explore your blog now ;o)

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