I don’t know about you guys, but it’s officialy that part of the summer (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere) where less is more. Less fabric, less fuss, less accessories. I want garments that feel carefree and make getting dressed a cinch.
For me, this means making a pile of Sorbettos. I have been a long time fan of this freebie pattern, for many reasons:
- It takes about an hour to stitch up.
- It is perfect for stash busting (only 1.5 yards!)
- It is easy to customize.
- It is a major Sewjo boaster!
These are just some of the many reasons we love Sorbetto. So, in celebration of this magical pattern, we will be sharing a series of Sorbetto hacks over the next few days. We are calling it Sorbetto week!
To kick things off, today, we are sharing a round-up of links to get you going!
Master the Basics
Looking to dip your toes into the garment sewing pool? Sorbetto is the perfect pattern to get you started. We have a TON of tutorials to hold your hand as you sew this classic tank.
- Pre-washing your fabric is absolutely vital to creating a garment that will stand the test of time. Get all the information you need with this handy guide to pre-washing.
Assembling your first PDF pattern? Is that pile of paper intimidating you? We’ve got you covered with a PDF pattern tutorial.
Staystitching is integral to achieving a smooth neckline and perfect armhole.
Sorbetto gets its flattering shape with the help of darts. Mastering darts is a pivotal moment for every sewist.
Sorbetto only has 4 seams, yep, you read that correctly, FOUR! This makes for the perfect opportunity to try a new seam finish.
And last but not least, no garment is complete without a perfect hem.
Customize the Pattern
Looking to flex your patternmaking-chops? Try one of these modifications to elevate your Sorbetto.
- Love Sorbetto’s simple line but want to ditch the center front pleat? This tutorial walks you through eliminating it.
- This basic tank also looks amazing with a scalloped edge hem.
- What garment isn’t improved with the addition of pockets? Alternately, try a menswear inspired pocket for a modern touch.
Want to add some flare to an otherwise plain tank? Try adding an embellished detail.
- The best part about a couched edge finish is that it can be added to a garment after completion. What a great way to update a tired piece!
I would be lying if I didn’t say that piping is one of my all time favorite trims.
Corded pintucks really give you the creative freedom to play with a variety of fun motifs and designs.
Add a touch of romance to your Sorbetto by creating a lace yoke.
Add some vintage-style embellishment to the shoulders or neckline of Sorbetto with this surface cording technique.