Hot! The “Hi! Remember Me?” Shirt

The Facts
Fabric: Yellow Rayon bought on sale $1 a yard, I bought all 4 yds
Pattern: Simplicity 2599 with alterations $1.99
Year: 2012
Notions: Ribbon, Button both from stash
Time to complete: 2 1/2 hours
First worn: August 2012
Wear again? Yes!!!
Total price: $5.99

Hey all! Gosh! It’s been awhile. How’s everyone’s summer? We had one whirlwind of a summer, full of musicals, traveling and visiting. We are back home and all settled and ready to get down to business.  Just in time for school to start.
When I was formulating this post I realized I’ve been quite delinquent with my Sew Weekly responsibilities. I’m hoping that getting back into my normal daily routines will help me get back into my normal sewing routines. Also, there’s a new season a set to fall on us, of course I’ll need some new garments. Anyway…
I found this Rayon on the clearance table at Hancock last winter. I had no idea what I would do with it, but I bought it, all 4 yds of it. My daughter thought I had gone crazy, but I told her when Rayon is on clearance you have to buy it, all of it.

Now I know that this shirt looks very much like the famous Colette Sorbetto that’s been all over everywhere, but it’s not. I’ve have trying and failing to alter the Sorbetto since it first crashed on to the scene. For the life of me I just couldn’t get the fit perfect or even anywhere close to that. You see I am impatient.  Enter Simplicity 2599. A fellow internet sewer had run into the same dilemma and she had the genius idea to add a center front pleat.  It’s a simple addition to this pattern, but I love it! It helps that plain yellow look a little more jazzed up. Kinda like that mustache helps my boring inside photo.

The construction is super simple and I highly recommend this pattern to anyone and everyone. That’s all folks and for now I’ll leave you with one of the photos from our summer travels. And just in case you’re wondering this is the full moon rising over the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park.



Clarissa Henderson started the Sew Weekly to create more wearable pieces for her wardrobe. She also joined to meet others in the sewing community.


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  1. The top looks amazing on you and what a beautiful photo!

  2. Love your yellow top.. and it does look like the Sorbetto..

  3. Welcome back! What a fantastic shade of yellow on you!

  4. Pretty cute! I’ll have to look into that pattern, I love a quick simple top that I can jazz up with patterned fabric, trim, or tiny neat pleats like you have. Looks like summer treated you well.