Spot The Sorbetto!

Sorbetto Number Four

I’ve been doing some intense dressmaking recently, and wanted a lighter, simpler project to balance things out. I was totally inspired by Sarai’s recent bold chevron make of the Sorbetto top. My three previous versions had all used fairly delicate prints. I wanted a fabric with similair personality to Sarai’s sock it to ’em chevron!

I bought a yard of this fabric from The Textile Centre in Walthamstow. It cost me £2.40. I added three inches to the length of this top and lowered the darts by an inch. I also made it a tiny bit more roomy than previous versions. The centre pleat is there, it’s just disguised by the spots. I think this is my perfect make of the top!

This fabric barely creases, which means I have successfully made a new item for hassle-free changing in the gym. I can pack this top in a pannier and it will emerge uncreased, ready to throw on after a shower. Result! Now, I just need to make some more cycle-friendly skirts. I have plans…

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22 Responses to Spot The Sorbetto!

  1. Suzy says:

    Great Sorbetto, love the print! (and I love your necklace 🙂

  2. Nikki says:

    Love this fabric! It really looks good. I must play around with the pattern to see if I can make it fit me as well as this one fits you!

  3. swoosh says:

    That looks great on you. I actually quite like all your sorbettos 🙂

  4. Deane says:

    Gorgeous! The Sorbetto really lends itself to a great print, and it fits you so well!

  5. Michelle says:

    Fantastic version! I like it a bit longer and I always thought the original length was fine. So there you go! That fabric is droolworthy too.

  6. redsilvia says:

    Very sassy! You’ve got me thinking now…

  7. nice! like the coral colours. I also took the dart on mine down an inch too.

  8. Carolyn says:

    This is a very cute top! Can’t wait to see the skirts!

  9. Molly says:

    The Textile Centre is my favourite of the many many shops. Although I was so disappointed that they sold out of a fabric I desperately wanted and had 1 metre short of what I needed in an another one the other day. my bad, I was supposed to have gone back a fortnight earlier to get the fabric, didn’t get the chance, thought I’d get away with it but evidently it is very popular with a lot of other people! I didn’t leave empty-handed of though!

    I also got a great bargain from the Market (European fella), bought several metres of gorgeous viscose fabric and got a few metres of similar fabric for free because it had faded (on about half the width for about 70cm, think I can live with that!).

  10. I love the print, and it fits you very nicely! Yay for non-creasing fabrics!

  11. liza jane says:

    I must get around to making one of these. This is fabulous!

  12. Shelly says:

    Fantastic top! Love the fabric you used this time around. I really should start thinking about doing one myself now that Spring has arrived.

  13. I think that’s my favourite of your Sorbettos. Great colours. Looks good with the contrast from the blue necklace too!

  14. Roobeedoo says:

    I have yet to find a pattern that I want to make over and over and over again as you have the pendrell and the Sorbetto… though Lisette’s portfolio comes pretty close! I love seeing all the variations you and others come up with for this one. No creases? Make a dozen!

  15. Joanne says:

    Love that fabric – dotty goodness 🙂 Like the idea of lowering the darts too as my sorbetto’s darts feel really high and pointy… good job!

  16. Suzie says:

    Lovely – this Sorbetto is spot on (…sorry!). But seriously, love the fabric and yeay for crease-free goodness!

  17. Trisha says:

    Lovely! I too have been on a tool with the Sorbetto pattern. I’ve also made 4 (but only blogged about 3 so far).


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