I’m a little bit proud of myself that I have stuck to my sewing list so far. Admittedly, I have been dreaming of other garments that are not on my list, but managed to pull myself together. Since I have little time for sewing right now, it actually takes me longer to finish my sewing list than anticipated. Next week I will be in France for business and thus it will get a little calm around here. Fortunately, the air traffic controllers have called off their strike and so everything should go according to plan. Even though, I wouldn’t have found it too bad to be stuck in Paris for a few days. Of course, it would have been annoying to not even make it to France. But now to the pattern review.

Pattern: Colette’s free Sorbetto top pattern

Level of difficulty: Easy


Sewing time incl. cutting: Around 3 hours.


Costs: I got the printed cotton for free from my previous job in buying. It was only enough for the front and so I used a black cotton that I got at my favourite fabric store for the back. There is enough left of the black fabric for another blouse. I bought the black bias tape at Buttinette, but was disappointed by its quality, it is very stiff. Altogether the top cost me only around 4,50 €.


Pattern review: A great pattern for a basic woven top that can be modified and adapted to one’s wishes. And it’s free!
Pattern modification: 
  1. Cut the armholes 2 cm lower and redrew the armhole.
  2. Cut the pleat off.
  3. Raised the back neckline by 4 cm, it was too low for my taste.
  4. Added a breast pocket.
Conclusion: A great basic pattern for a woven top. Easy to sew and I will for sure sew more tops with this pattern.