Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Sorbetto Tank

Sorbetto blouse from colette patterns
When I saw the free Sorbetto tank top from Colette patterns, I printed it out immediately. it was an easy 1-day project.

I used my lisette voile from joanns and some navy purchased bias tape. I cut the size 0 in bust and hips and the 4 at the waist. in case anyone cares, usually when i grade patterns up in the waist, all i'm really doing is removing most of the curve. because i'm shaped like a tree trunk, while most patterns are not.

the pattern was super easy to follow and sew. i like the contrasting bias tape, but if i made self-fabric tape, i'd probably turn and stitch it to the inside. the armholes are tight. i would lower them next time and probably add a couple of inches to the hem as well. otherwise the fit is pretty good and i like the box pleat.

i'm really impressed with the quality of lisette fabrics. the voile is cool to wear and soft. i can't wait to try out the lawn that i bought and see how it differs from the voile.

i might make this one again. i have a bunch of silk fabric that i've been too scared to use. this blouse is so easy that it'd be pretty hard to screw it up.

i'm not participating in Me-Made-June because i'll be out of town the last half of june, but i'm sporting a fully self-stitched outfit today in spirit anyway. it was fun to pull out my paper-bag waist skirt for the first time this year, though it could've used a good ironing first. oh well.


  1. It looks great! I hope to try this pattern this summer too :)

  2. I love your version, and that fabric is lovely! Thanks for the link. All of your garment sewing is making me want to make a new clothing item soon!

  3. Haha, tree trunk! I like your tank top, lovely fabric.

  4. Very nice!  And timely given the weather!
    I'm not tree trunk, I'm like those trees with burls...ha ha!

  5. Looks great! The warm weather has me thinking of summer clothing, and this fits the bill. I will check out the free pattern.



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