Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Sorbetto

Dear People,
Some months ago I traced a friend's copy of the Sorbetto Top, a free download from Colette Patterns.  It seemed like everyone else had tried it so  I thought I'd give it a go, as the weather is still quite warm here as summer fades into Autumn.
I am not usually keen on free downloads, being a believer of  'you get what you pay for' but now that I tried this download, my thinking has changed. I made this top from leftovers and I like it enough to make the 'real' version soon. Here's a photo of me doing the 'look natural for goodness sake' camera walk ..

I had traced this pattern off from a friend's copy so I had no instructions. I made my own bias binding from scraps and attached it to the neckline and armholes and hem. I'm glad I did because it would have been too short if I had wanted to do a normal hem, even a narrow one.
It's a cute little top, open to interpretation. I wore it with a necklace I had made last year added some extra oomph.

p.s Do you like my little backyard visitors, the Rainbow Lorikeets in my new header? Aren't they gorgeous? Happy sewing everybody.


  1. Your backyard visitors are gorgeous! And so is your sorbetto. I haven't made one yet, either. But I'm thinking as the weather here gets warmer, I'll have to try one. It seems like such an easy basic.

  2. It's well worth a try. There are about 20 reviews of it on Pattern Review.

  3. A lovely summer top. Very nice outcome.

  4. Cute top and I've got the pattern, need to get moving. Love the backyard visitors, they keep us amused during our morning walks with our dog.