Who Made It Best, a new series on the mahlicadesigns blog, is launching this month.
Who Made It Best is a friendly challenge where one of my blogger friends joins me in making up the same pattern to see Who Made It Best. The challenge rules are simple: 1. We agree on a pattern to use 2. sew it up to suit our personal styles 3. share it with you and ask you to vote.
Sarah from Musings of a Seamstress has joined me in making up the new Sorbetto top from Colette Patterns for the first challenge and you can check out her version here.
The Sorbetto was re-released based on Colette’s new pattern block and there has been a lot of chatter out there about it. (Ally J. has a nice post comparing the original and new versions.) Honestly, I wouldn’t have made up the new Sorbetto without Sarah suggesting it. I made up the original several years ago when it first came out and I was a newbie at sewing. It wasn’t very remarkable other than leaving me scratching my head about the dart placement.
Since I haven’t made the Sorbetto in years or any other Colette pattern ever, I worked up a muslin of the short sleeve top to check the overall fit and to see if I may want to add it to my list of summer blouses to make. I’m not sure if I’ll be making the blouse, but I did learn that the bust dart needed to be moved up by 1 inch and got a good feel for the length.
To make myself a Sorbetto dress, I added about 20in in length to the front & back pieces, added 2in to the sweep at the hemline front & back, turned the front pleat into an inverted box pleat (stitched about 4in from neckline down) and assembled as normal. Hack complete.
Please visit Musings of a Seamstress for more pictures and details on her version, then place your vote for Who Made It Best. The poll will be on both sites, so you can see both versions before you choose your favorite. Voting open for one week.
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9 thoughts on “The new Sorbetto- Who Made It Best”
Clever challenge. I love seeing the Sorbetto made into a dress. It really works well! Such a great pattern….
I’ve never came across dress version of the Sorbetto top. It’s a great idea to make it into a dress. Your dress version looks awesome and your fabric is so beautiful. When I decided to make my own clothes three years ago the Sorbetto Top was probably my first make. I know the recently released an updated version of this pattern and haven’t had the time yet to see what’s changed to the basic body piece.
Y’all’s photos are too cute! Both versions came out so good – it’s hard to choose a favorite. I can’t wait to see the other challenges!
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I haven’t made a Colette pattern before either . . . this one isn’t love for me, but I’m going to head over and check them out! ❤ Great execution!
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