Just one Sorbetto?

No, there are hundreds of them.

Are you familiar with the Sorbetto top? A lovely free pattern from Colette patterns which uses around a meter of fabric (dependent on width).

I’ve had my eye on giving this a go since The Great British Sewing Bee. One of the contestants Lauren was a fan of this top and has made a few of them.

I’ve made a start and if anyone is thinking of trying their hand at making a top for themselves, I think this is a great one to start with.

You print the pattern out onto A4 paper – checking the 4” test square prints to the correct size first. Getting everything printed cut and taped together, takes a bit of time, but for a free pattern it’s worth the investment of time. I’ve started logging my journey through making my first one over at Freckles Family

Sorbetto Top

One of the other great things about the Sorbetto (apart from it being free) is the number of variations that clever people have invented. Even making it into a dress or tunic, recycling an old shirt into a top, adding sleeves, removing the pleat, the adaptations are endless. Check out some of the hacks on my Pinterest Board.

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Has anyone already made one? Please leave a link or your feedback and if anyone is up for the challenge, maybe we can have a show and tell next month?

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3 thoughts on “Just one Sorbetto?

    • Jen, it’s great. The instructions are very detailed, and as long as you read and follow them (not read and then do your own thing as I did with sewing the pleat) it works really well.

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