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Sunny Sorbet

Added Dec 5, 2011

by marnieann

Bungendore, Aust...






Pattern is the Sorbetto from Collette patterns (free download). I added a strip of about 2.5 cm at the shoulder of this as I found the darts to be too high and the armholes too snug underneath my arms. The fabric is quite sheer so the front is two layers, the lining of which I cut a little longer. The pleat is slightly narrower than in the pattern and only stitched to part way down the front. I also top-stiched the pleat flat. The hem was finished with a tiny zig-zag then folded up once and stitched about 3mm in. The fabric frays alot so I hope that’s enough. I did french seams on the sides and shoulders. Despite mods the top is still a little snug across the bust but I think this is my favourite and most perfectly finished garment I have sewn. The colour is so bright and cheerful it makes me happy just looking at it.

Material Notes

Cotton voile (Anna Maria Horner Little Folks pastry line in saffron dobby dot)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic


Collette patterns

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    Dec 5, 2011, 10.34 AMby schnui

    I think your Sorbetto is lovely and bright. It is interesting to read your comments on this pattern and how you adjusted it to fit you. I have made this at the weekend and had to take off 3cm from the shoulder seam as the darts sat way below my bust line. The darts were also too long so I have shortened them. Other than these adjustments plus adding extra length on the hem line, it is a great little top which I am going to repeat over and over. This top is a great way to use up leftover fabrics from other projects.

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      Dec 5, 2011, 11.15 AMby marnieann

      Really?! I had read so many comments from others describing how perfectly fitted their sorbettos were so I was quite surprised when I had to adjust mine…and now having read your comment, well I guess we are all so different! I’m just stoked that I managed to work out how to modify a pattern without wrecking it.

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