Thursday, 11 August 2011

sorbetto top

A couple of months ago,  I was wowed by lovely Marie's version of the Sorbetto top, which is a free download from Colette patterns.  She has since made two more tops using this pattern - as far as I am aware - and I can completely understand the addiction!

I finally finished my top this afternoon, after I managed to buy some bias binding.  I had never added bias binding to anything before, and was really worried that I would mess it up, but it was fine!  Lots of pinning, sewing, repinning, more sewing....

So here is the finished garment :)

I used some of the recycled sheet that I previously used to experiment with making this dress.  All in all, I am pretty pleased with the result - it is a little bit big though.  I took the sides in a couple of centimeters when I started the top a few weeks ago, but really should have double checked before I sewed on the bias binding.  Never mind, you've always got to expect some mistakes when you first try out a pattern haven't you?!  

I have some plain navy blue cotton and beige bias binding a the ready so I can try out a second version soon.  I have to say, for those of you who are new to sewing, this is a great pattern to try out!


  1. That is so pretty!!! Wow, I totally want to try it! Hooray for free things! ;) I love that print too, it's so creative to use a cute-printed sheet! :)

  2. Yay to inspiring you!!! Your Sorbetto looks gorgeous, I hope you make even more versions too ;o) Funnily enough I'm pretty sure I bought that exact sheet, it was from Scope and there were 2, but I decided not to be greedy and just took one. Is that where you got yours from too?

  3. love this, the print is great& so retro! you inspire me to get my old sewing machine out!x

  4. the blouse is beautiful! i love the print.


  5. That's such a cute top! I love the cut!

  6. loving your blog at the moment katie, it's definitely inspiring me at the moment while i'm doing my dress making course! i'm not doing quite as well as you though - where do you find the time!? also - have downloaded this patten & can't wait to get on it =) X



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