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The Sort-of-Sorbetto

Added Apr 1, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






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.

Material Notes

Ridiculously expensive stretch, woven cotton sateen with self-stripe.
Interfacing for the collar.
Mountains of thread.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Linen

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    Apr 1, 2012, 10.48 AMby jennyrecorder

    Thankyou Marjorie, you always feed my ego!!!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 10.07 AMby Douli Bee

    Lovely blouse! You did a great job. I love the peter pan colar. :-)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 10.48 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks, I went looking for collars online, but they were all for higher necklines, this one was the default choice :)

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    Apr 1, 2012, 09.25 AMby schnui

    You have done a great job of making this blouse Jenny and I really like all of your modifications. Plus it looks really lovely on you as well.

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