Sewing Trends Colette Sorbetto

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What happens when a simple yet stylish free downloadable sewing pattern becomes available on the internet? It becomes a home sewing trend. The free Colette Sorbetto downloadable pattern has caused a ripple in the sewing community.

My last blog post featured a wonderful re-purposed vintage table cloth top, Kestral Finds and makes made this using the Colette Sorbetto pattern. At time of writing, type 'Colette Sorbetto' into the search box of flickr, and you get 103 results. That is, 103 images of home sewing produced tops made from the Colette Sorbetto pattern. Here are four selected from flickr's search results.

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In addition to the free Colette Sorbetto downloadable pattern, the Colette Patterns shop sells a whole bunch of patterns available for purchase.
"Founded in 2008, by designer Sarai Mitnick, Colette Patterns was born out of a love of both sewing and the independent spirits of creative women everywhere. Our patterns are designed for the crafty lady who loves design details, is inspired by vintage style, and wants clothing that’s made just for her. Like our grandmothers who spent their evenings constructing their beautiful clothes, these sewing patterns are our canvases for everyday creativity."

Right now, I am using this thrifted tropical bird fabric, to make my own Sorbetto top, which should be complete by the weekend.


crafty wren said...

This top is so cute i cant wait to make it, thanks for posting it :)

my thrifty closet said...

thanks for the info. Never knew about Colette Sorbetto until now. I haven't tried sewing from scratch, I'm quite a dummy when it comes to sewing, nothing too complicated. I presumed these patterns are easy to follow?


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