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Featured Seamstress: Lizz

Name: Lizz

Skill Level: Beginner

Pattern: Sorbetto

Blog: A Good Wardrobe

Her post about the shirt: Another Sorbetto

What kind of fabric did you use? Cotton batiste

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I love classic pieces with quirky and unique touches. Handmade details have a way of making me feel really special, like I have a secret that no one else knows! The Sorbetto is a great summer basic and by adding details to the center front you can have a really original top.

What thoughts do you have about the project? As a beginner, it’s so nice to find a pattern that really works. Since it takes such a small amount of fabric (and no notions beyond the bias tape), I feel really safe experimenting with the design. I’ve been having so much fun coming up with modifications which has been great for my creative spirit. This was my first attempt at both fagoting and tucks and I love wearing it because it reminds me of how much I enjoyed working on it!

Thanks, Lizz!

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

Comments

Rachel at Eat and Write

September 19, 2011 #

Very, very cute! I love simple patterns precisely because of what Liz says — it becomes less about getting sucked into figuring out the complications and more about finding the individual creativity to make something simple amazing and perfect for you. Great job on this!

Handmade

September 19, 2011 #

Very very cute Sorbetto – I love it!! Well done – I may have to “borrow” this idea!

Lizz

September 19, 2011 #

You should and I’d love to see it when you’re done!

Katie

September 19, 2011 #

I _love_ this Sorbetto! Fantastic work Lizz.

Lizz

September 19, 2011 #

Thank you!

violet

September 19, 2011 #

I decided last night that I would try to print out Sorbetto as my first Collette pattern experience. My intention like yours was to use hand sewn details to make it mine.
I have to say that Collette patterns seem to be made to personalize in this way.
I’m a beginner too. Hand sewing enables me to feel more confident with construction because I feel like I can correct mistakes more easily.
I love your blouse and I am inspired to get that pattern.
Thank you.
You look adorable….I’m old enough to say that to you being a grandma and all!!!

Lizz

September 19, 2011 #

Thank you, Violet. Colette patterns really are made for personalization, aren’t they! I’d love to see how your personalize your Sorbetto.

Carolyne

September 19, 2011 #

Liz~This is beautiful! Very “designer”, which is what sewing is all about for me.
**Thanks, Colette for the wonderful freebie, too.

eunny

September 19, 2011 #

Liz, you look awesome!

Lavender

September 19, 2011 #

Huzzah, Lizz! I love this Sorbetto so much, and I’m so happy to see you featured. Your first Sorbetto was the reason I decided to make on in the first place :)

ebony

September 20, 2011 #

I agree with the others, you’ve done such a great job with this top, Liz! It’s very “high-end” looking. I’m curious, where did you find your instructions for fagoting?

Lizz

September 20, 2011 #

Thank you, Ebony! Colette has a great tutorial here. It turned out to be much easier than I had anticipated and I’m excited to try out different stitches like the bermuda.

oonaballoona

September 22, 2011 #

lizz, this is the prettiest sorbetto EVER. if i get the time to try this technique i am so biting off you. completely.

Lizz

September 22, 2011 #

Thank you, Oona! I’d love to see what you do with fagoting. Sounds like I need to think of a creative way to turn this technique into an Oona-Does-It challenge.