Dreaming Of Sobretto Tops

Sobretto Tank, by Colette Patterns

Sobretto Tank, by Colette Patterns

After giving is a try, I found that I really like Colette’s Sobretto Tank. You can read my review here and here.  The Sobretto is a free pdf pattern that you can download here. It is really great blouse to wear under a suit jacket (with a few modifications) and would be terrific for the upcomming hot Summer weather.

Lately, I have found myself contemplating new Sobretto Tanks. I am interviewing for jobs right now, and need some white or blue tops to go under my suit jacket. Here are some of the possible Sobrettos that I might make, using fabric from Emma One Sock.

The first possibility is a Sobretto using this shimmery blue knit. I think this would be really elegant.

Sobretto-blue

Shimmery Blue Sobretto

The next blue Sobretto top uses this terrific 100% cotton with tea cups and tea pots. I would make this one with the front pleat and blue or white bias binding at the neckline and arm holes. Alternatively, it would be terrific to finish the edges with a dark blue satin piping. Just charming!

Tea Cup Sobretto

Tea Cup Sobretto

Now for some white Sobrettos. Those would go with anything, especially my spring blue tweed suit from Talbots.

Obviously, a white lace Sobretto would be perfect. This 100% cotton bright white lace would be my choice, with a pale blue blue batiste enderlining. I would skip the pleat and clean finish the neckline and arm holes, possibly with a white rayon or silk lining. And of course, since this lace has a scallop edge, that would need to be at the bottom. Finally, I might consider some subtle beading near the neckline. For example, you could put a bead at the center of each of the flowers in the lace pattern.

White Lace Sobretto

White Lace Sobretto

I would love to sew a white linen Sobretto. I particularly love these two striped linen fabrics from Emma One Sock. I would use the white blue-striped fabric for the body and the accompanying blue white-striped fabric for the bias binding. This Sobretto would definitely need the front pleat. Linda also has these striped linen fabrics in a salt & pepper colorway.

 

Linen Sobretto

Linen Sobretto

My favorite of all would be this floral Sobretto. I absolutely love this bright 100% cotton by Jams World. It would be great with or without the front pleat. At this point, I’m not sure if I would bind the edges or clean finish them with facings. Alternatively, I could make it with short sleeves. It is something to contemplate.

Crayon Floral Sobretto

Crayon Floral Sobretto

If you were going to make some Sobrettos for Summer, what would you do?

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