Silk Sorbetto Refashion
by Peggy Follow

This tank used one thrifted Banana Republic silk skirt + new silk for the front and back yokes + Colette's Sorbetto pattern.  I inverted the pleat, sewing 2.5" down, and lengthened the top by 3".  Yoke has been faced with the thrifted skirt's poly lining using the all-in-one facing technique.  


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  • Janelle Patterson commented 7 years ago

    Love the inverted pleat and your placement of the fabric design is fantastic.   Looks like a high end boutique top.  Great job!

    Peggy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks janelle. Getting the placement just right was the reason I had to use a different fabric for the yoke. 

  • Christina Thomas commented 7 years ago

    Great upcycle and use of the Sorbetto pattern.  I haven't touched my pattern yet, but seeing your rendition makes me want to reconsider that decision.

    Peggy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Christina.  It took me awhile to get the right size and fit but it was worth it.  It's a super easy pattern and so adaptable. I made muslins in all sizes 0-8 and have lowered the neckline, lowered the armholes, pleated, gathered, added the yoke, etc.  

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