Friday, October 5, 2012

Sorbetto Top #5

Guess what I made! I just can't help myself. Every time I run across a "blousy" type fabric, I think, "Oh, that would make a nice Sorbetto". I'll be able to wear this woven poly top through the fall and winter with a sweater over it. I found the fabric at Hancock Fabrics and got a great deal on the end of the bolt. Hancock's has a policy that if you buy the remainder of the bolt (less than a yard, I think) you get it at 1/2 price. I ended up with a generous 1 5/8 yards for $6.50, enough to make a Sorbetto for myself and my daughter if I cut carefully.

sorbetto top

sorbetto top

My first three Sorbettos were cotton and linen fabrics with darts added to the back and button fronts. For the polyester type fabrics, I really like the front tuck. The top is actually pretty easy to slip over the head even without a front opening or back slit.

Sorbetto #1 - Poly/cotton remnant from an underwear company
Sorbetto #2 - Linen with Venetian hemstitch
Sorbetto #3 - Double cloth reversible fabric from Wal-Mart
Sorbetto #4 - Poly woven fabric
Sorbetto #5 - Poly woven fabric

I never put this favorite pattern away.  It's pinned to the bulletin board behind my sewing machine waiting for Sorbetto #6!


  1. Very pretty. Love the skinny belt with it.

  2. I love the fabric and the belt really dresses it up a bit. Your righ, it will look great in winter as well with a sweater. I love the Sorbetto.

  3. You are very talented, I like this top and the variations of the original. I am wondering where did you find the pattern and was the sizing accurate?

    1. The free pattern is available here:

      I found the sizing to be very accurate through the shoulder and bust area. I made adjustments to the back by reducing the width of the back and adding darts to the back for my button front Sorbetto because I thought they needed a different type of fit. I don't add darts to my boxy Sorbetto, such as the one in this blog post, but I always remove some of the width from the back from the armhole down to the hem. I do this by removing usually one seam allowance from each side of the back. I see great looking Sorbettos all over the web and they look great on the wearer. I just found that this is the right fit for me. It's a great pattern!


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