If it’s free it’s for me: Colette Sorbetto

The wonderful things about blogs are the sharing of ideas, links and makes. After much browsing, sewing bloggers had me convinced that the Colette Sorbetto is a simple beginner blouse pattern (appropriate for my skill level) that is quick to make, highly customisable and a veritable wardrobe staple.

Some of my blogged favourites include:
1. Jenny of Bobbins and Whimsy‘s cheerfully bright version with the perfect colour of piping and binding.
2. Shona’s funky floral number blogged on Shona Stiches.
3. A crease-free personality version the fourth Sorbetto by Karen of Didyoumakethat?

sorbetto toile 2

Unfortunately this lovely lemon lining fell into the ‘stained’ category of my acquired stash – I couldn’t get the pink staining out in the wash. Never mind, it was destined to be a Sorbetto toile. Spot the shoulder seam mistake?

sorbetto toile 1
As many others have mentioned an extra 1-2 inches in length is needed – I added this before cutting. There were fewer mentions of tight armholes, until I searched for this problem specifically. To combat this I lined up New Look 6483 with the Sorbetto pattern pieces at the shoulders and traced the underarm line on both back and front pattern pieces. There was a fair amount to be cut away but the result is much better fit around the arms.

sorbetto armholes


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