Colette Sorbetto Tank: Very Hungry Caterpiller Edition!

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If you're a follower of my instagram you'll know I've had a little sewing spree recently. After admiring Colette Patterns from afar for a while, I stumbled across their free downloadable Sorbetto Tank pattern. It is a true wardrobe staple and I knew I'd want to make it in lots of fabrics.

The first one I had in mind for it, however, was a 2m stash of hungry caterpillar fabric from Hobby Craft that had been sat unloved in my fabrics box. The crisp white background just looks so fab with the neat white bias. God, I love it.

Anyway, a little about the pattern itself. It really is a perfect one for beginners, and if you are reading this thinking you'd love to make your own clothing too, this is a fab starting point. It will help you get to grips with basic techniques and is not all that time consuming either (I whipped mine up in around an hour but if you are less experienced it could be a little longer). I cut a US 6 (is that a UK ten? it shouldn't matter, forget dress size and look up your measurements against the sizes) and it fits well. I think I will print another and cut it in a size 4 so it will be a little more fitted with loose skirts. Just a tip, as many have already mentioned about this pattern, it comes up short. Cropped, some might even say. So unless you are planning to wear it with skirts only (like me!) then add a few inches to the length.

What do you think of my handmade top? Love the print? Do you think you'll be downloading the Colette free pattern, surely it would be rude not to?


  1. Ooh that handmade top is super cute! I remember reading the hungry caterpillar when I was little :)

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  2. Oh my gosh your top is super gorgeous!!!

    I used to love the hungry caterpillar!


  3. This is so cool, really need to try out the pattern.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this! The Hungry Caterpillar was my favourite when I was little. Wish I wasn't such a clutz when it comes to sewing so I could have a go myself! x