Sewing for Teens / Tweens – Knit Fabric Colette Sorbetto

Knit Colette Sorbetto
Knit Colette Sorbetto

My darling oldest girl is in Junior sizes. Tall and large enough to need a women’s size small, but still girl enough to not have the curves for it. Lucky for me, she’s also of girl-fashion-mind. Something like Punky Brewster meets a bag of Sour Patch Kids.

There are lots of tutorials on how to remove a bust dart, so I’ll just leave it at, I graded out the bust dart on Hazel’s Sorbetto long ago, and removed the center front pleat.

Hazel Ape
Hazel Ape
Hazel Colette Zoo
Hazel Colette Zoo
Hazel's Knit Colette Sorbetto
Hazel’s Knit Colette Sorbetto

I used 2 inch strips of the knit, folded in half and serged to the neck and arm holes for binding. In fact, I serged the whole thing together – never touched my sewing machine for these easy, fast, cheap summer shirts.

3 knit colette sorbettos

I left 2 with raw bottom edges, and used the fabric strips to edge the bottom of the striped version. I made these during the same weekend-without-husband-sewing-frenzy that I made the shorts and racerback dresses (pattern here.) Easy, cheap, quick kids clothes!

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