Who could say no to sorbet?

There’s a ton of things to sew in winter – coats, jackets, trousers, blouses to name but a few – a sleeveless top, however, isn’t one of them. Yet, here I am, having sewn two sleeveless tops. Why, you could ask, and you’d be entirely in your right to do so! In my defense, I made them at the beginning of November, plus we’ve been having a very warm winter so far.

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The main reason, however, was my horror at the size of my ever-growing fabric stash. I needed to do some stash-bustin’, pronto! So I downloaded Colette’s (free!) Sorbetto top and started sewing. This is a beautifully simple pattern that comes together in a few hours. It does have extremely detailed instructions, though they don’t seem necessary except for the absolute beginner.

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I used up two leftover cotton fabrics in my stash, the paisley one I had used for this skirt and the spiderwebs one for my Halloween dress, although it’d be interesting to try this pattern in a different type of fabric. I also used the rest of my red bias tape from Romania. The paisley top constitutes a resounding victory in stash-busting, is what I’m saying!

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For my Spiderwebs Sorbetto however I had to buy the black bias tape. You can’t win all of them! And the floral bias tapes in my sewing box didn’t seem like such a good fit …

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Then I realized I didn’t have enough of the spiderwebs fabric, so I ended up cutting the back piece from simple black fabric I found at the bottom of my fabric stash. It was a happy accident, that one, because it sort of gives the spiderwebs pattern a “frame” and accentuates it that way.

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All in all, I’m really happy with my two Sorbetto tops and can’t wait to wear them in summer! Although the spiderwebs top looks, according to a friend when I asked him if I should wear it for an evening out, “too much like Spiderman, it’s a bit weird”. 😀

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Sorbetto by Colette

Fabric: leftovers from my stash

Photography: Mom

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