The pattern is the free Colette Sorbetto top pattern – which you can find by clicking here – and is one that I know many, many bloggers have turned their hand (and needle) to in various colours and styles. Colette make some really lovely sewing patterns, of which I’d like to own them all, but unfortunately my sewing budget (and talent) doesn’t stretch that far just yet. Maybe one day!
The pattern is really quite simple to follow – again, it’s one of those print-cut-and-stick jobs, but this time there were far less pieces than my Simplicity pyjama bottoms. The fabric I used was a lightweight, cream cotton with an embroidered flower detail running down it. It’s quite a thin fabric so I’ll have to pop a vest on underneath when I come to wear it, but it’s a lovely material for summer.
The bias binding I used is a contrasting floral print with a crocheted lace edging. I thought a bit of contrast would liven my Sorbetto up and allow me to match it better with other things I own. The floral binding was from the lovely eBay seller here, and comes in lots of different colours (mine is the lilac and plum!) I’ve never used bias binding to this extent before and found it much more simple than I anticipated. I even got carried away and put it around the bottom hem as well as the neckline!
Have you tried this pattern yourself? If you’ve got a link to your own Colette Sorbetto I’d love to see it!