How it Works
Each Sewalong walks you through the completion of one sewing project, from the types of fabric to buy to finishing and sharing your creation. We publish a series of posts detailing each step in the process of fitting and sewing our newest Colette pattern. You can sew along with us, ask questions, and share your techniques and advice with others. These step-by-step photo lessons are all designed to help you have the most successful sewing experience—all free of charge!
You may leave comments here on the blog, or join our Sewalongs Facebook group to post thoughts, questions, and photos with fellow sewists. We try our best to answer as many questions as possible and encourage you to jump in and help each other out as well.
In each Sewalong, we start by going over what fabric and supplies you’ll need for your upcoming project. Then, we dive right into pattern fitting. You will learn to blend sizes, lengthen and shorten, make bust adjustments, and adjust for any other pattern-specific fitting issues that may come up.
Following the pattern alterations, we cut out the pattern and start sewing! For the following three or so weeks, on every Tuesday and Thursday, we work through all versions of the pattern, step by step. In the final post, we highlight some of our finished garments and all wish each other “A job well done!”
Our current Sewalong is for the New Sorbetto! We’re taking you step by step through the process of sewing all three versions of our favorite free Colette pattern, the Sorbetto top.
This classic top is quick to make, with no closures to sew and a relaxed fit inspired by the easy elegance of the early 60s.
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.
The Sorbetto Sewalong begins on March 14, 2017 and new lessons will be posted until April 4, 2017. Don’t worry, these lessons are always available for quick reference, anytime!
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