Refashioned Sorbetto Blouse

Added Jun 30, 2011

by ahearta

Seattle, Washing...

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A recent Sew Weekly challenge inspired me to cut up an old, neglected dress of mine and turn it into a blouse I would wear more often. I used the free Colette Patterns Sorbetto pattern, though I modified it a bit due to fabric limitations and the desire to have a bit of sleeve.

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Material Notes

A sheer blue floral synthetic and a light blue synthetic that were taken from an old, neglected dress in the back of my closet.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Casual
Material
Polyester

Credits

Pattern

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    Jun 30, 2011, 06.46 PMby kathryn parry

    The colour of your top is really pretty and I much prefer your refashion to the original dress. I am off to my wardrobe to see what I can cut up!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 03.02 AMby ahearta

      Thanks! I definitely prefer it, too. Especially now that I’m no longer college age! (And no longer in the 90s!)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 03.58 PMby nellyvdb

    Wow, lovely variation to a straight forward top pattern.

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      Jul 2, 2011, 03.02 AMby ahearta

      Thanks so much. It was a nice, simple straight forward pattern. Those can be so much fun to sew!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.46 PMby sewingqueen-1

    The sleeves are a nice addition – beautiful job.

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      Jul 2, 2011, 03.01 AMby ahearta

      Thank you!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 12.49 PMby turtlegirl00

    i too love the addition of sleeves—great refashion! I am going to pull out some dresses I do not wear—great idea!!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 03.01 AMby ahearta

      You should definitely try it. Pay attention to how much fabric you need. Even this small blouse used up most of the dress. But, by taking in the seam allowances and decreasing the width of the pleat I was able to make it work. Hopefully you’ll have room to not have to fiddle so much with it.

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    Jun 30, 2011, 11.47 AMby tessi

    This is my favorite Sorbetto so far! Your re-fashioning really makes it, and I also like the addition of the sleeves!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 02.59 AMby ahearta

      Thanks so much! Saying it’s your favorite means a lot!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 09.45 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Awesome! What a great refashion. I like your version of the Sorbetto better than the original. The sleeves make it! And The fabric is too pretty to just hang in the back of your closet. Great job! Happy Sewing!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 02.59 AMby ahearta

      Thanks! I am happy with how the sleeves turned out. It was super easy to add them. And, thanks for your kind words about the fabric. I was a bit worried that the blue floral might be a little too young, but the so far the blouse makes me happy, and that’s what I figure matters most!

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