No, it’s not summer. No, it’s not warm outside. And no, it’s not time to bring out the sleeveless tops. I’m so late jumping on this bandwagon I’m surprised it hasn’t gone right round a second time and passed me again. Last summer I made 2 versions of the Colette Sorbetto pattern. Here they are…
The pattern is very popular, easy and free. It doesn’t take much fabric and is straightforward to assemble with the most difficult part being to attach the bias binding at the neck and arms. So, I’d say it would make an excellent beginners project.
I can’t remember what size I cut but I didn’t make any adjustments other than to lengthen the second version a little because I found the first a bit too short. Both fabrics are from a trip to Goldhawk Road a really, really long time ago. I’m hopeless with fabric names but these cottons are very thin and light and something in my head says “voile” but maybe they’re not quite as fine as that. Whatever it is, I was glad to finally use some of the fabric. I love, love, LOVE the black, yellow and pink print but the tone of the blue and white one works much better on me.
The tops filled a gap in my wardrobe last summer although I don’t think I’ll wear them this year because one of my new year’s resolutions for 2013 was to avoid scoop necks which I find incredibly unflattering on me. It’s a shame because it’s so quick and easy to make….I wonder if I could adapt the neckline to be more flattering….