Sorbetto Tank Top

A goal for this year is to make a couple of items of clothing for myself.  I have a unique body type (super-long torso, zero chest, birthing hips), so it would be super-smart for me to be able to make my own wardrobe, or at least master tailoring.

I was ecstatic to trip across the Sorbetto Tank Top FREE PDF pattern from Colette.  I have some lovely peacock-printed cotton fabric gifted to me by my sister-in-law, so I whipped up this perfect beginner-project.

I made the top out of muslin first (minus the bias tape and hem) and realized I needed to add some serious length – I ended up adding about 4 inches – 3 in the waist and 1 on the bottom.   The darts were perfect, but I did drop the armpit holes a little bit.

I used pre-made bias tape that I had on hand, but it’s a bit heavier than my shirt fabric (an exceptionally soft, lightweight cotton) so it kind of makes the collar sag a little.  Not too much, but next time I think I’ll suck it up and make my tape from cotton fabrics.

Anyway I’m really pleased!  It’ll be a nice top to have on hand in the summertime.


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4 responses to “Sorbetto Tank Top

  1. It looks great! Good for you for taking time to make a muslin 🙂

  2. Ele Kotowski

    Very cool! It came out great and looks great on you.

  3. The length is perfect and the fabric a nice choice for your Sorbetto.

  4. Kim

    That looks great! Really good job, it looks perfect!

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