Let’s face it, patterns aren’t always the cheapest thing to purchase. Often times, they’re more expensive than the material (especially in this case – read below to see how much this fabric cost!). So finding a sweet pattern like this for free is uh-mazing – shoutouts to Colette for this one!
Sorbetto by Colette Patterns:
This is version 2 of the new Sorbetto pattern. It’s longer than the original – lower in the back with side slits. I cut the smallest size, which was still a little big for me – I took in the shoulder seams by about an extra inch more than the original seam allowance. Because this was my first time making it, I didn’t play around too much with the sizing – I guess you could say this was my muslin, but the next time I make it I’ll probably tweak the fit a bit more. For me, I’d likely need to take it in by 2″ down the centre because the darts are too far apart. If you need help here, Colette has a sew along to help guide you along the way to get the size perfect. I can definitely see myself making this again, but I might add sleeves to it next time for variety.
The Side Slits:
Overall, the instructions were easy to follow except when it came to attaching the facing at the side slits – I found this to be a bit hard to understand, so I just did it my own way which worked out just fine.
This is just a sheer polyester that I got from the clearance bin…for $1.00/yard. Pretty good deal I tell yah! This is a print that I wouldn’t typically gravitate toward, but the price changed my mind :p ! So that, plus a few hours to make and a free pattern? My wallet really appreciates me.
Despite the fit being a little off, I’m going to give this pattern some love! I’m a sucker for loose and flowy pieces, so this was perfect for me. It’s perfect for a hot sunny day because of the light weight, sheer fabric. And of course, this is something that can be dressed up or down. It was a fun & quick project. If you’re a newbie to sewing, give this one a shot – being that there’s no zipper installation or anything like that and that it’s a FREE pattern, you can’t really go wrong!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this – Have you made this top? Think you’ll give it a shot? How would you wear it? See below for more photos & connect with me and leave a comment below!
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Photos by Dushan T.
Shoes: Zara | Jeans: Topshop | Jacket & Choker: F21 | Sunnies: H&M | Necklace: Aldo | Watch: Casio