The new Sorbetto- Who Made It Best

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.

VOTE HERE

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Want to join me in a Who Made it Best challenge? Contact me at mahlicadesigns@gmail.com

Week 2 of the Creative Sewing Challenge with Blue Dot Patterns + Giveaway

 

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Diane (gatorbunnysews) of Blue Dot Patterns and I asked sewists to let their creativity flow with their choice of the Blue Dot Patterns. Be sure to click through to see the details of these projects. Then be sure to visit Blue Dot Patterns to take advantage of the 40% off sale (for a limited time).

Ashley from Sewn by Ashley took a tee shirt from a local establishment she calls home and used the Margo to make it so much more memorable. A once oversized tee has been transformed into a stylish way to sport her favorite tavern’s logo. Ashley looks like one of the family, but in a way that is all her own.

 

Wear the Georgia at hip length or more like a tunic; the choice is yours with an alteration that Kyla from Life By Ky shows us. Kyla  found inspiration in her Knit Fix and loves her Georgia.

 

Sarah from Musings of a Seamstress took the Georgia from a top to a dress in a show stopper print. You know you have a winner when you get lots of compliments and already have plans for another version.

Blue Dot Patterns is sponsoring two generous giveaways. Leave a comment here with which pattern you would like to make and be sure to click through to get entered:
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Next, visit the Blue Dot Patterns blog, gatorbunnysews, for another giveaway.

Stay tuned to see more Creative Sewing Challenge projects next week from:

Melissa of mahlicadesigns
Cindy of Cindyparrett.com
Amy of Thats Sew Amy