18 Aug

To celebrate the Monthly Stitch’s third birthday I decided to make three lovely summer tops. The first up is the  Sorbetto top. I really love the simplicity of it and I think it’s both professional yet refreshing. For summer I’ve made myself a  new one which I think will fit in both the ‘work’ and ‘play’ wardrobe. The body and bust is size 4 and the neck and upper armholes size 2. I also extended the length by a few inches. And rearrange the darts. I  think I have ‘slopey’ boobs  (if there is a correct term for this please feel free to tell me!) so the apex of Colette patterns are often much too high for me.

I’ve made it with a bright and sunny  lovely silk/cotton blend I bought at the Walthamstow market last year. I’ve been sitting on this fabric waiting for the right top and so happy to put it to good use. I used store bought bias binding for the neck and armholes  which is a surprisingly perfect color match. I’m very pleased with the final look but as I forgot to stay stitch the neckline, the neck line and shoulders perhaps sit a little further out than planned.

I’ll be posting my others over the next two days.


5 Responses to “Sorbetto”

  1. Kathryn August 19, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    This looks great, I love the colour you’ve used! I read this post last night, just after I’d finished retracing my Sorbetto pattern to have another go at it, 3 years after I made my last one!

    Liked by 1 person

    • rosemary August 19, 2016 at 7:57 am #

      Thanks Kathry – I actually bought it on the shopping trip with the instragram group meet up last summer! I really love the color but its very on brand at work, which put me off using it for a while. So glad you’ve returned to Sorbetto after all this time!


  2. Lynsey August 19, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    Lovely top, loving the colour and it looks great on you. I struggled to get the fit right on this pattern but am tempted to try again now I have more experience. Look forward to seeing the next two for more inspiration.


    • rosemary August 19, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      Thank you! I love the color, so bright (plus I have a perfectly matching nail polish!). But the fit can be a bit funny especially the darts. The next two will be other patterns but all summery!



  1. Three summer work tops | The Monthly Stitch - August 20, 2016

    […] be ready should summer decide to revisit us here in  London. I’ve written more about Sorbetto, Datura and Airelle over on my blog – with plenty of photos and a bit of random commentary on […]


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