Today we are excited to share the New Sorbetto with you! We originally released Sorbetto back in 2011 as a free downloadable top designed to teach fundamental sewing skills. Six years later, we wanted to update this Colette favorite. This updated pattern includes two new versions, a new and improved fit, and updated pattern instructions.
Since 2011, we have updated our size range to include sizes 20-26. In recent months, we have also actively sought your feedback. All of these factors lead us to creating new misses and curvy blocks.
The New Sorbetto is drafted using our new blocks. It features a new fit across both misses and curvy sizes. Sorbetto is our way of sharing the new fit with you—for free!
Our signature in-depth pattern instructions have been updated with a new look. We also added both misses and curvy illustrated fit guides and personal measurement keys to help you achieve the perfect fit.
Moving forward, our patterns will include two different size ranges. This means that you can choose our misses size range (0-16, XS-L) or our curvy size range (18-26, XL-3X). Sizes 0-16 are drafted for a C cup and sizes 18-26 are drafted for a DD cup.
The process of drafting both size ranges is exactly the same, but each size range is created from a different starting point, depending on the body type it’s created for. If we were to use only one body type, the fit for many people would suffer. This is why we have a separate block and fit model for each size range—so that both size ranges get the look that best suits them.
Digital patterns, like the New Sorbetto, include both layouts, making it easy to blend between sizes. You can read even more about these changes here.
Version 1 of the Sorbetto top features a center front box pleat and bust darts for shaping. Bias tape finishes the modest scoop neckline as well as the armholes.
Version 2 of the Sorbetto top features a center front box pleat and bust darts for shaping. Bias tape finishes the modest scoop neckline as well as the armholes. This tunic length version has a side seam vent and slight high-low hem, which is finished with a facing.
Version 3 of the Sorbetto top features a center front box pleat and bust darts for shaping. Bias tape finishes the modest scoop neckline. This version includes short set-in sleeves that are finished with a baby hem.
To celebrate the New Sorbetto, we will be hosting a sewalong. Together, we’ll make all three versions of this lovely top. This sewalong will be co-taught by myself (Haley) and my pal and fellow sewing expert, Katie.