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Colette Patterns Sorbetto Top

On my last trip to Fabricland, I was determined not to buy any new fabric other than what was on my list to finish projects in progress. BUT...I just couldn't pass up this yellow tie-dyed rayon at $3.00/meter. It was a great deal and I really liked it. I knew that if I didn't get it, I would regret it later. To assuage my guilt about my lack of willpower and inability to keep my word when it comes to fabric purchases, I kept the cut minimal with a simple summer top in mind.

It doesn't get any simpler than the free downloadable Colette Sorbetto. Many, many other bloggers have made this top and I don't have much new to add to the reviews. The main thing I needed to change was the length. From looking at the pattern, I could tell that it was going to be a midriff-baring top on me if I didn't change it. So, I added 1.25" in length at the waist right off the bat.

Colette Patterns Sorbetto

Then I did a quick mock-up. The armhole was much too high and tight, the bust dart was too high, and the whole thing was still too short. I added another 1.25" in length across the upper chest, taking care of all three problems at once.

Colette Patterns Sorbetto

The bust darts are perfectly horizontal, which I didn't think much about, but it looks a little weird in the finished product. If I make it again I think I'll adjust them so they have a bit of an angle.

The fabric has a wonderful drape. It's been awhile since I've sewn with a woven rayon. But, the lovely drape did make the bias tape a bit of a challenge to work with. While I was attaching the bias tape I thought it was horribly uneven and wobbly, but now I'm okay with it. Sometimes a little distance helps with perspective.

Colette Patterns Sorbetto

I made an infinity scarf with the remainder of the fabric. I don't have anything in particular in mind to wear it with, but it seemed like very scarf-worthy fabric.

Infinity Scarf

Then, since I was in infinity scarf mode, I used up the remainder of fabric from this skirt for another scarf. I oriented the stripes in opposite directions on the two sides of the scarf.

Infinity Scarf

It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned, but it'll be fun to come up with some styling options. I can't get enough of stripes lately.

Infinity Scarf


  1. Great looking Sorbetto top, the fabric is beautiful. I like your scarves, too.

  2. The striped scarf is awesome! Very clever to change the stripe orientation on the different sides.

  3. Hey Renee,

    I tripped across this and thought you might like it...



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