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Sorbetto with lace cap sleeves

Added Apr 22, 2012

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






My first attempt at Colette Patterns free pattern download: The Sorbetto Top and I am very pleased with the result. I’ve got a few more versions brewing in my mind…

I used the remainder of the left over satin from The wedding dress project for my Sorbetto. The vintage crocheted lace trim I had bought at Sydney’s Stitches and Craft Show (2009), back when ‘The wedding dress project’ was just newly dancing into my imagination. Of course, I didn’t end up using even a quarter of all the lace trims that I bought, so I am very happy to finally put some of it to use. I used the lace trim on either side of the top half of the box pleat because I didn’t have enough to edge both sides of the entire length of the box pleat. That was a blessing in disguise because now I prefer the shorter lace detail as it gives the blouse a vintage, “bib” look. I also used the lace trim at the armscye to make lace cap sleeves. I used self-made bias tape to finish the inside edge of the lace an as armscye facing.

The pattern was easy to use and pattern instructions easy to follow. There are just two pattern pieces, bust darts, a box pleat detail down the front midline and no fiddly closures! The neckline and armscye are finished with self-made bias tape. I have a feeling that I will make may more projects from this pattern…

Material Notes

Ivory satin from Tesutti Fabrics; white vintage crocheted lace trim; thread; (ALL from my stash!)



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Satin


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    Apr 23, 2012, 06.16 PMby calafia110

    I never thought of doing the Sorbetto in satin and lace. This is the prettiest version I have seen. I will definetely be trying this!

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      Apr 27, 2012, 12.37 PMby cynthia-1

      Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments!

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    Apr 22, 2012, 07.21 PMby Rosemarysclothes

    The satin and lace makes this one of the nicest Sorbetto’s it have seen.

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    Apr 22, 2012, 05.35 PMby laurenp

    This is the nicest Sorbetto I’ve seen.

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    Apr 22, 2012, 05.15 PMby milkyway

    OMG this is so beautiful!! really love it!

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    Apr 22, 2012, 03.44 PMby mojo elgin

    wow! what a beautiful top! Great job… :)

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    Apr 22, 2012, 01.25 PMby mixtlii

    Really sweet!

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    Apr 22, 2012, 09.58 AMby jadealamode

    wow!!it looks so cute!

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    Apr 22, 2012, 09.41 AMby Amelia Midgley

    Love it! Looks so well made too. Great job!

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