Added Apr 1, 2012
Colette patterns Sorbetto with extensive modification. I wanted a new blouse for work, but something that would take me out afterwards if needed. I wanted something crisp and tailored that I would think “Maybe Lady Danburry would make this” (I really admire her expertise and workmanship).
The success I’d had previously with the Sorbetto meant I tried it again. The modifications were:
Lowering the bust darts to accommodate my ageing bod (!)
Taking about 10 cms off the waist area to streamline it somewhat
Cuffed sleeves with panel insert along the upper edges (very proud of these!)
Collar (gave me a tonne of pain!!!
I am pretty happy with the end result but in future will fork out for a completely new pattern instead of modifying this one again.
Ridiculously expensive stretch, woven cotton sateen with self-stripe.
Interfacing for the collar.
Mountains of thread.