Hot! Sunshine and Sleepytime Sorbetto

The Facts

Fabric: Cotton knit remnants from this shirt
Pattern: Colette Patterns Sorbetto
Year: 2011
Notions: thread
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: August 2012
Wear again? Definitely!  I might even wear it in public!

Total Cost: ~$0


Friends, I LOVE free projects.  I had this leftover knit in my stash, and as I have been working on stash busting for the last several weeks, I wanted a project that used up a remnant in my stash.  I combined this oh-so-comfy knit with the Sorbetto pattern and boom!  A new tank top.

I have grey tank that I made out of a jersey pillowcase and I wear it all the time. I wear it around the house on hot days and I wear it to sleep in constantly. I wanted to make some more “cake” for my closet, and I thought it would be perfect to have another comfortable tank to wear.

I altered that pattern slightly in that I made my arm and neckhole bindings the way the Sewaholic Renfrew instructs. This cut down on the sewing time quite a bit, and I’m very happy with how the stripes match up in the front. Yay for free and comfortable projects!



Meg the Grand

Megan Grandstaff was thrown into the sewing world in 2005. Ever since that fateful day, she has been eager to increase her skills and reduce her (quite large) fabric stash.


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  1. Hi Meg, love the fabric stripes and yellow is such a fun color. I like the way the binding looks in the picture. Good Icing!

  2. I like your icing too. It looks great and very simple and comfy-

  3. Hmmm….I’m looking at those knit sheets in my drawers that I don’t use anymore in a while new way… Your top is very cute, yeah for free indeed!

  4. Meg, super cute and free.. I love free too. Happy sewing.

  5. So cute! Nice to see you again.

  6. Very cute. What a great way to use a scrap.

  7. Very nice top. And you should definitely wear it in public! ;)

  8. Love seeing your super smiley face Meg, Great sorbetto, you look great in yellow!