Archive for February, 2014

A Variation of the Sorbetto

As previously mentioned, I am part of a group that has committed to creating 100 or more items before adding anything to our stash.  That includes both fabric and yarn for me.

In the 3 weeks since I have joined, I have created 14 items.  Wow!  I never thought I would have got through so many so fast.  To be fair, 2 were finishing projects, but that counts too because it gets the project off the sewing/crochet list! Yay!

One of the projects I made is one I’ve been meaning to make for a while now.  It’s a variation of the Sorbetto Tank by Coletterie.  This is a wonderful free pattern that can be found here.

I have made this top once before and really liked it, but the fit of the top was shorter than I like to wear.  So for this version, I added 3 inches to the hem.  I also gathered the neckline instead of having the pleat.


Because I didn’t want to buy anything for this project, and I was out of extra wide double fold bias tape, I chose to change the way the top was finished.  Truth be told, I could have made my own bias tape (it’s really not very hard!), but I decided to go with something different.   To finish the neckline, I just serged around it, then flipped it to the inside, pressed it gently with the iron and stitched it down.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I’m actually pretty happy with the result.  For the armholes, I used single fold bias tape.


I love how it has a very different look from the first Sorbetto I made – such a great base pattern!

Have you made a Sorbetto or a variation of it?  I would love to hear all about it!



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