Added May 30, 2011
by Lisette O
West Orange, New...
In attempting to make seven tops in seven days (and my second embellish project this week), I started with Colette Patterns “Sorbetto”, a free download.
I only had to purchase the bias tape and blue braid trim, hooray! I had Edwardian in mind, but the colors and drape make it more late 1920s/early 1930s so that is how I wore it.
Pattern: Colette Patterns’ “Sorbetto” $0
Fabric: Silver sparkly linen, leftover from the “Meh” dress. I didn’t even really have a yardage, just scraps from my scrap box. $0
This pattern was delightful to sew! I can see why the Colette Patterns are so popular. They are very well-drafted/written. I did, however, alter it slightly. I had to take it in at the armpits and up a smidge in the back shoulder seams but those are my usual alterations. I also added some darts to the back to give it more shape.
Notions: Bias tape (JoAnns $1.25?), blue braid trim (Lorraine Fabrics $.99), crochet trim (JoAnns, purchased for another project).
Time: Approximately 6 hours…all that trim meant a LOT of pinning!
Cost: $3, roughly!