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Colette Sorbetto Blouse

Added Apr 16, 2014

by Mary Williams

Austin, Texas, U...






I’m in love with this simple shell tank top! I like that it can be a stand along top or become a chemise to wear until a smart jacket. I made this for my mom and it looked great on her! This pattern is so perfect for beginners and super satisfying for those of us with more skills. I want to try different fabrics so that I can get more comfortable with them. I’ve been experimenting with knits lately and I also wonder if I can use a knit on this… we shall see.

Material Notes

Fun cotton prints. Beginners will like that you can use store-bought bias tape, but I like to make my own now, so I like having that option.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Eyelet, Linen, Polyester, Rayon, Shirting, Silk

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    Apr 21, 2014, 12.42 AMby nadinebennett

    I think with knits, it would look great with the pleat inverted (sew the pleat from the inside and spread, as opposed to outside as described in the instructions), I see a lot of people making the top with way and think it would drape nicely in a knit…

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      Apr 21, 2014, 11.25 PMby Mary Williams

      That’s a great idea… I’m going to try that, too!

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    Apr 21, 2014, 12.16 AMby nadinebennett

    love it! I made my first one this weekend and am planning several more. definitely trying a knit too!

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      Apr 21, 2014, 12.23 AMby Mary Williams

      Yay! it’s such a great pattern. I’m so glad you think this would work in knits, too. :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 02.15 PMby GeorgieT74

    Such a cute top.

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    Apr 17, 2014, 03.03 AMby rita61

    Your top turned out nice.

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    Apr 17, 2014, 01.07 AMby Mauude

    This is such a lovely fabric!! Cute top :)

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