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Friday, August 8, 2014

Colette Sorbetto top

From the Colette Site: 
"With its ultra simple construction (just two pattern pieces plus some bias tape, and no closures needed), elegant loose cut shaped with bust darts, and the box pleat detail down the front, Sorbetto is a pattern you can throw together in a huge range of fabrics for summer.
You could use a patterned bias tape, or just use a contrasting color. Or you could sew just about any embellishment you want down the center. This blouse is a true stash-buster and a great way to use some pretty buttons or trims."
This is a freakin FREE pattern from Colette.  Since I have never tried a Colette pattern before so I naturally had to try this one and I am so pleased.  This is a great pattern that doesn't take a knit.  It's perfect for those pieces of fabric you have that are too small to do anything with but you feel bad tossing.  So, the fabric I used was from my first Archer.  I used red bias tape trim on the front pleat but I am wondering if I should remove it?  Not sure.....what do you think?  

I used kona cotton for the trim around the neckline and armholes.  I cut 1 1/4" bias bands, pressed them in half lengthwise and sewed them to the wrong side of the top, flipped them to the  right side and edge stitched in place.  I am super happy with the result.  I also stitched on three shell buttons down the front.  

I plan on making making many more of these tops.  I have some many weird fabric stash pieces that this will be perfect for!  
If you haven't tried this pattern yet, what are you waiting for?  


  1. Isn't this a great little pattern! I love your version, and I think the red trim is a fine ~ lovely and cheery ... J

  2. So cute... Love the red trim.. This pattern is fantastic..I have made a few times..Need to make it again..