Earlier this year when I was visiting my mom, I was itching to sew so I raided her (very meagre) fabric stash. I found a skirt that she had bought because she liked the fabric but it had been folded up too long in the store and had ripped along a fold line on the first wear. She had been saving in the hopes of fixing it. But I took one look at it and said “No, way! It wants to be a top.” I printed off Colette’s Sorbetto pattern and away I went.
I cut a size that matched my mom’s bust measurements and added a bit of length as I had found mine too short and sewed it up. I had just enough fabric to get it in. I left in a bit of a hurry so I left my mom with the job of hemming it – but she did a stellar job and look at the great result! I’m pretty chuffed with the repurposing of a skirt that was destined for the bin. Now she just needs some warm weather so she can wear it.
Pattern: Sorbetto by Colete Patterns
Fabric: Repurposed skirt made of a lightweight floral polyester blend
Alterations: Added some length to the top
Do it again?: I think there’s always room for another Sorbetto…when summer comes around again