A Mother's Day Sorbetto and giveaway winner

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Isn't it hard to get gifts for your parents? Neither of my parents really want anything, so I am usually at a loss when it comes to holiday presents. This year for Mother's Day I decided to make something for my mom. I've made her little knick knacks in the past and she has always been really grateful and enthusiastic, so I decided to make her something different for Mother's Day, a Sorbetto tank top.

Now, this is one of my first times making clothing for someone other than myself, so making this tank top for my mom was a "big deal." I'm sure most of us have been burned by "friends" that don't fully understand how much time, money, and energy can go into making clothing, so when it comes to sewing for others I am very picky. My mom gets it though, so I have no problem making her stuff :)

Sorbetto is such a great and quick pattern to sew. Perfect for gifts, not too hard to fit (I just got my mom's bust measurement and went by that), and uses only 1.5 yards of fabric. You can't go wrong!


And now what you're waiting for, the giveaway winner! Nicole from Pudge and Nico is getting two yards of a gray knit fabric from The Fabric Store and the new The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits. Can't wait to see what you make, Nicole!

20 comments :

  1. I'm a selfish seamstress too and make clothes only for myself for the same reasons you listed. Your mom looks great and I'm glad you made an exception for her :)

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  2. Very cute Mother's Day gift.

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  3. You and your mom have exactly the same 3/4 angle pose and smile! You are both lovely. And look - pretty much the first thing I made my Mom was a Sorbetto, too! :) http://crafting-a-rainbow.tumblr.com/post/23518921398/two-tone-sorbetto-aka-two-peas-in-a-pod

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  4. It came out beautiful! I love the fabric. Giving a hand sewn gift to someone who appreciates it is the best.

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  5. Your mom is adorable!! You definitely get your model good looks from her :)

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  6. I can't believe I actually won the giveaway, because I never win ANYTHING! My Shaq/cat gif must have brought me luck! I'll shoot you an email with my info. Thanks again for the giveway! :)

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  7. Your mom is adorable! This is such a cute top, too! I like to sew for my mom, although she's easy to shop for, too (she has a really defined style and it's easy to tell what she will like). I was just thinking I should try a Sorbetto for her! I've made her a dress, a scarf, and a Renfrew top that I can think of off the top of my head, but she needs some summer clothes, too. :)

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  8. Your mom is adorable! I love the Sorbetto I her! It's nice that she understands the time that goes into sewing a garment. Sometimes, most of the time my sister doesn't realize that. She's always asking me to make her stuff. I just don't respond to her. Haha

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  9. Oooh, I bet that my mom would love a Renfrew too! You can't go wrong with basics :)

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  10. Shaq totally brought you luck! Do you ever watch him on TNT? Him and Charles crack me up!

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  11. You are the sweetest! My mom said that her head got bigger from your comment haha :)

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  12. I REALLY like your versions. I never thought to do a yoke with contrasting fabric. Such a clever idea!

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  13. lifeinamadshouseMay 24, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    Your mom is too cute!! You did a great job on this top, too--love the contrasting binding!

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  14. Yes, my husband and I are Spurs fans, so we see them on TNT often. I am always just SHOCKED by how crazy they are...they seem like they can get away with anything!


    You're a Lakers fan, right?

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  15. What a lovely, thoughtful gift - she looks beautiful, and wow, do you ever look like your mum!! :)

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