Hi Ya’ll. Lately I’ve been thinking about expanding my sewing repertoire and branching out into the world of indie patterns. I’ll admit I’ve always been a little hesitant about using indie patterns. I just felt like I had a thousand questions that needed answers before I could comfortably venture away from the Big 4.

Well, I finally mustarded up the courage to test the ‘indie pattern waters’ and gave Sorbetto by Colette Patterns a try.

Inside, I’ll share with you my opinion and experience with my first indie and PDF pattern. 👉🏾


The Sorbetto is a basic pullover scoop neck top with center front box pleat. It comes in two lengths and sleeve variations. For this project I made Version 3.


Easy. The instructions were simple  and easy to follow. I really like the fact that this pattern only has 2- 3 pieces and doesn’t require facing around the neckline.


For this project I made two tops from fabric purchased from JoAnn’s. My first top was made of 100% cotton and the second top was made of tissue-weight linen.


I really wasn’t feeling the bust dart placement for the larger pattern block. It felt like the dart was too low. For my second top, I angled the dart up about an inch and this worked out for me.


This top is not sized like most Big 4 patterns. It’s sized like ready-to-wear so be sure to read the size chart and the finished garment measurements before cutting.


I really liked this pattern. The top is simple and versatile. As you can see, the pleat can be placed in the front or back or removed all together. As noted in the Adjustments, the dart placement was a bit low but can be easily adjusted. I’ll likely make another top soon with modifications.

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