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Does this happen to you?


The title is referring to not being able to find a pattern. I bought a little piece of fabric I want to make the sorbetto top of. I’ve made the pattern twice before, have tweaked the fit to my liking and now I can NOT find the pattern, nowhere. Seems to have disappeared. Has this happened to you? Frustrating. I know I made a size 10, but have to reprint and tape the sheets together again, which I don’t like. Worst is that I did some change to get rid of armhole gaping. Well, I thought I would whip it up tonight, but will not happen.

I got quite a bit done this week, the skirt has only some handstitching left (why does it always takes longer when I reach that point to finish a garment?). Pictures on me to follow later this week. Without red block, it was too late to get that into the pattern. I would have had to make it all over again. I like it enough just in the black and white.

And yesterday I made a cowl neck top that I’m actually wearing today already. I’ll show you that one also in another post. For now I leave you with an impression of pictures from the latest bra. Working together with Pauline 2 weeks ago got me all inspired again. I simply LOVE this fabric/lace combination.



  1. Funny you would bring this up. I was just looking at some directions for the Sorbetto sans pattern! Have decided I could make a reasonable facsimile by using s sleeveless pattern, cutting the front as one piece rather than on the fold, and "pleating" the fabric before I cut the front. Might work....

  2. The fabric for this bra is exquisite. As soon as I get a few "have to do's" taken care of I really am thinking of trying a bra. I am in need....

  3. Gorgeous lingerie!!!

    YES, that happens to me, all too often.

  4. Yes, more than I care to admit. So I spend the time I would have spent to make the garment and find the pattern when it is too late to continue.

    I hope you find it soon. Your projects are always beautiful.

  5. how annoying you can't find the pattern - its got to be there somewhere. The fabric you bought for the bra is lovely - so pretty. I too am trying to make a white bra from my stash pieces.

    Look forward to seeing the skirt and cowl neck top on in due course.

  6. Yep, been there, done that. What's really annoying is when it's an entire pattern (I lost a Kwik Sew once and it was expensive to replace).

    I keep thinking I need to make the Sorbetto, but I haven't done it yet. I'm just not motivated to print all the pages and tape them together...but then, that's the tradeoff for a free pattern, I suppose! Hope you find yours soon!

  7. Here's the free sorbetto pattern @ Colette patterns:

  8. Yes, I've done this (too) many times. I can also lose a pattern piece while I'm in the process of cutting it out. Sometimes I find it quickly, sometimes not.

  9. Yes I've been there but this time I have misplaced a whole book! Maybe the pattern is folded in with other drafted patterns?

  10. YES! I'm making shorts this weekend and really wanted to compare my HP sailor pants with this Burda pattern. Can't find my HP pattern. I also can't find a swim top that I wanted to make. Grrrr. This may speak more to me needing to clean my sewing room more than anything else, LOL!

    Sigrid. You make me want to hop on a plane and shop at Kantje Boord everytime you post a new garment.

  11. I really like that lace / fabric combo as well. Very pretty!

  12. I have a pants pattern that I was sure I'd accidentally thrown out show up months after I stopped looking for it.
    This has got to be one of the most striking bras you've done. The fabric is stunning.

  13. I have lost a pile of Kwiksew patterns I bought in Florida last year. I have just the fabric for one of them.

    I bet when I find the pattern, I will have lost the fabric.

  14. What a lovely flowery lace you used for that bra. It is beautiful!

    Losing patterns, well, it doesn't really happen to me inside the house. But it did happen multiple times that I loaned a pattern to a friend and never got it back. I hate it when that happens. It's just like loaning out a book you love and then never get back. It makes me sad.

    But anyway. I hope you will find it back!

  15. Oh, I love the fabric and lace you chose, too! Me. studiously worked all weekend to achieve a bra in all cotton woven fabrics from my scrap pile, that fits me well without using any elastic or stretch fabric at all. Version 3 is a success-enough-to-wear, needs only a few tweaks for the next making. Sigrid, I am so inspired by the lovely undergarments you share with us; and -- now -- only mildly envious that you have ready access to proper bra-making supplies.

  16. It used to happen to me when I kept fabric and pattern together for future projects. Invariably I changed my mind and then I had to hunt for the pattern, according to the last future project is was associated with :-). Now that I'm very rigid about keeping patterns together I'm cured. Might something of the sort be happening here?

    Great lace and fabric! You continue to be an inspiration :-).

  17. I agree ! The combo is super nice!

  18. Pretty bra! I always lose patterns, or especially little pieces that I've adjusted. And then it'll appear magically months later under some fabric. It is very frustrating!


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