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White Broderie Anglais Sorbetto

Added Mar 28, 2012

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






I have perfected the Sorbetto to fit me at long last and this is my latest version which I love, mainly due to the fabric. I used a fine white linen to make the bias edging and bow.

Material Notes

Broderie Anglais cotton from The Fabric Store in Brisbane.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 10, 2012, 02.14 AMby thewallinna

    Love love love your Sorbetto! This particular fabric makes is timeless and will never go out of fashion.

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      Sep 10, 2012, 05.35 AMby schnui

      Thank-you. Summer weather isn’t far away now, so this top will be getting an airing shortly.

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    Jun 3, 2012, 03.43 PMby cweetgal

    Beautiful ! I wish i had such fabric too:)

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      Sep 10, 2012, 05.33 AMby schnui


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    Jun 3, 2012, 10.50 AMby redredhoodie

    wow, this is oh so beautiful and classy but I find that all of your projects look very sophisticated.

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      Jun 3, 2012, 11.01 AMby schnui

      Thank-you for your sweet comments. My projects are not necessarily sophisticated but more of a reflection of my age. After looking at your blog which is so interesting, I realize I am probably the same age as your Mum. I really admire how you and a lot of other young ones are into refashioning second hand clothes and that is something I struggle with. I guess I had so many second hand clothes as a child, I don’t want them now that I can afford to buy lovely fabric and sew something new for myself. I really like your craft items and tutorials which is such a generous thing to do for those learning to do something creative. I think I will have to start sharing my experiences in sewing and craft too and may have to start a blog myself. Now that will be a huge challenge for me as computer skills are not my strength!!

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    May 28, 2012, 08.31 PMby caramia-made

    Lovely lovely lovely!

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      May 29, 2012, 12.01 AMby schnui

      Thank-you. It is a while since I made this Sorbetto and I have had a lot of wear from it. If you are thinking of making this top, it is well worth the effort to make it fit your body shape. It is such a useful pattern to use up leftover fabric or pieces from the bargain bin at the fabric shops.

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    Apr 12, 2012, 12.38 AMby julib

    I just see that you made the Sorbetto! Wow, this is absolutely lovely as well – I love your fabric choice, it’s beautiful! Did you need to adjust the darts at all, as with the Jasmine blouse? I need to tinker with the Sorbetto pattern some more so I can try and make one… I keep seeing so many lovely variations! :-)

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      Apr 12, 2012, 03.06 AMby schnui

      Thank-you again julib. I have made heaps of adjustments to this pattern and I have now got it right for my body which is great as I live in a hot humid climate and this top is so cool to wear. I reduced the shoulder seam line by 1" (front and back) thus lifting the darts up and then moved the darts up another 1" and because of that, I had to add 2" to the hem line. May sound weird but it works and I now have quite a few sorbettos in my wardrobe.

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    Apr 1, 2012, 05.28 PMby nishavinod2009

    in love with the top, more because of the fabric. Its perfect!

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      Apr 2, 2012, 06.57 AMby schnui

      Thanks again. Yes, I love this fabric too.

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    Apr 1, 2012, 01.17 AMby poppykettle

    That broderie anglaise is by far the nicest I’ve ever seen. Glad to hear you’ve got the sorbetto down pat – I can’t seem to get it right! C’est la vie :)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 06.39 AMby schnui

      Thanks Poppy, coming from you the engineer of civil and sewing works, I am flattered. Now that I have got it right for my body shape,I have several more cut out ready to sew. They are the perfect top for Brisbane weather, plus they need very little fabric.

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    Mar 30, 2012, 06.02 PMby janene

    Oh that is such a pretty version. I think the broaderie Anglais gives it a fabulous new dimension. :-)

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      Mar 30, 2012, 11.55 PMby schnui

      Thanks Janene. I do like a metre or 2 of broderie anglais.

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    Mar 30, 2012, 04.49 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Really really chic and lovely! Especially like the way you’ve matched that centre pleat perfectly.

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      Mar 30, 2012, 11.54 PMby schnui

      Thank-you my friend, and yes I do try hard to match patterns, especially stripes and checks. It wasn’t too hard on this top as the pattern of the fabric was the exact measurement on the paper pattern.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 06.02 PMby libra-s

    What a gorgeous fabric!!! you chose a great pattern for that!

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      Mar 29, 2012, 09.59 PMby schnui

      Thanks again libra-s and yes the fabric is gorgeous. One very lucky find!

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    Mar 29, 2012, 06.00 PMby Vita Bonetto

    Wow i love your top, it is very classy.

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      Mar 29, 2012, 09.58 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Vita.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 04.17 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    i think this is the best sorbeto blouse ever, i also love withe embroidery fabrics and yours looks very fancy!!

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      Mar 29, 2012, 09.58 PMby schnui

      That is so kind of you Vanessa. Now that I have perfected the fit of the Sorbetto pattern for my body shape, I look at all remnants now and wonder if it will be suitable for yet another Sorbetto. So when I found this broderie anglais in the remnant bin at The Fabric Store, I knew immediately what would become of it. They are so cool and comfortable to wear.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 12.34 PMby monikapullerits

    How lovely and perfect for the summer! And that little bow! :)

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      Mar 29, 2012, 12.37 PMby schnui

      Thank-you monika. The little bow was just an after-thought when I was playing with a piece of left over bias.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 08.52 AMby tamsinwp

    wow, what i lovely top – so simple and so pretty!

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      Mar 29, 2012, 12.29 PMby schnui

      This fabric really needed a simple pattern and the Sorbetto is great for such a fabric, plus you don’t need a lot of fabric for a Sorbetto.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 08.23 AMby naama

    Well done, it is a lovely top! (:

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      Mar 29, 2012, 12.28 PMby schnui

      Thank-you naama.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 05.05 PMby chillwear

    Adorable, love the fabric!

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      Mar 29, 2012, 12.07 AMby schnui

      Thank-you so much.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 01.27 PMby Douli Bee

    The fabric and the pattern are perfect for each other! I love this blouse! Great work!

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      Mar 29, 2012, 12.08 AMby schnui

      Thank-you Douli Bee, that is kind of you.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 12.46 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Wow!!!! I adore this blouse!!! you couldn´t have chosen a better pattern. You are making the best of the fabric in this simple, jet perfect design. It is lovely!!!! the fabric is to die for too!!!

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      Mar 28, 2012, 12.49 PMby schnui

      Thanks Adriana once again. I actually found this in the remnant bin too and I knew straight away what to make with it. I have a little left over and I will have to think of something to use it in.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 12.24 PMby schnui

    Thank-you again merche. Broderie Anglais has always been a favourite with me, but anything embroidered is a favourite with me. I love lace in all forms.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 07.45 AMby merche

    Wow! This is my favourite. Broderie anglaise is the perfect summer fabric! Love the little ribbon – bow in the neck. It adds sweetness to this perfect, perfect top!

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