Hot! The “you can’t ask for more than that’ Top

Sorbetto Fabulouso

Ever have a that just goes together and fits perfectly (with no tweaking!)? This is that top for me.

The Facts
Fabric: Op Shop remnant. a sort of furry brown woven fabric.
Pattern: Colette Sorbetto plus the sleeve addition
Year: 2011
Notions: bias tape and thread
Time to complete: about 4 or 5 hours I think.
First worn: In this photo
Wear again? definitely. I do a happy dance when I’ve got it on as it fits so well.
Total price: ~ $3.50

Name & Location: Jen – Ballarat Australia

Blog: none – too busy reading everyone elses. (I’d probably just whinge a lot)

How long have you been sewing: for about (OMG!) 30 years intermittantly, but with real effort and deliberation for the last seven or so.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: Focus and deadlines are what I need, otherwise I spend all of my time dithering and faffing around with patterns.

What do you love most about sewing garments: I love the way you can take these funny shapes and fit them together and it all works to make a completely different shape. The way you put a pair of pants together never ceases to amaze me.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: When it just doesn’t go right and you can’t get it to work and you have to throw it on the floor and jump on it. And running out of thread and the time it takes me to get all of the markings on before I can start sewing.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: Quality and completion of useful garments. I don’t need a wardrobe full of ballgowns.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: To reduce the time it takes me to walk around the local lake. Currently 6km takes me 1 hour. I want to get it down to 45mins (and who knows after that).

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I quite like and and there are lots of others I browse.



Jen Brown just plain-old likes making stuff. If it's usable and wearable when complete, so much the better. A new technique or a chance to see how something worked is where the challenge lies.


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  1. Hi Jen, good luck for 2012 and look forward to your creations!

  2. I’d like to see that happy dance! I’m with you on the ballgowns x

  3. Great Sorbetto Jen! And I ADORE all the Australians involved this year! YAY!

    Many wishes for Sewing Weekly in 2012!

  4. HI Jen – great to see you have signed up again this year, it should be fun!

  5. Cheers All – nice to be back into it again. I’m off to a slow start though, but I’m starting to plan already which is a big help.