Hot! The Poster print top


The Facts

Fabric: Toulouse-Lautrec print fabric – possibly furnishing fabric.
Pattern: Colette Sorbetto (rapidly becoming ‘old faithful’)
Year: contemporary
Notions: thread and bias tape
Time to complete: not worth mentioning
First worn: for the photo
Wear again? yes, but may be careful about how how hot it is.

Total price: maybe A$6

I took the easy option with the “Art’ theme. I have this wonderful piece of fabric with Toulouse-Lautrec work all over it.

A few years ago there was an exhibition of a number of Impressionist artwork posters in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery and to see these was a wonderful thing. I don’t recall there being many Toulouse-Lautrecs but it gave me a much greater appreciation of his style.

I kept it simple. Colette Sorbetto with a plain front so that the print can be see. I put brown bias tape on the neckline and then promptly ran out of bias tape so I simply overlocked and double turned the sleeves and hem.

Happy with how it turned out? Very much. Simple for sure, but oh that beautiful artwork.

I’m almost tempted to wear it to work. I do like this fabric.





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. Hey, didt even see this posted, I’m sorry Jenny. I love the fabric design, it really cool.

  2. Jen, you look fabulous in your sorbetto, I really need to try this pattern someday. What a gorgeous print, Wear it to work,definitely.