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Beausoleil Top and Dress From Itch-To-Stitch Designs

I don't really pay much attention to fashion trends and I don't often feel the pull to try them out. The "Cold Shoulder" style was never really on my radar... But after testing Beausoleil from Itch-To-Stitch Designs, I'm looking at these fun peek-a-boo shoulders with whole new eyes.

From what Google tells me, the cold shoulder trend is an evolution of Brigitte Bardot's signature "off the shoulder" style from the 50's and 60's. Personally, I find the cold shoulder look to be much more wearable: It's interesting, flattering on most women, age appropriate at just about any number and it's both modest and sexy at the same time.  Pattern DetailsBeausoleil is both a dress and a top meant for woven fabrics. It features A, B, C, D and DD cup sizes plus, as always, the downloadable file is formatted with PDF layers so you can print only the size(s) relevant for you.

Additional Design Features include:- Cold Shoulder Kimono sleeves with cuffs.  - …
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Lago Tank: A New FREE Pattern From Itch-To-Stitch

What could possibly be better than another Itch-To-Stitch pattern release?  When it's FREE, of course!




I tend to Google-research just about any new pattern I purchase, even the free ones. I like to know what I'm getting into before I get started. Most of the time I end up passing on the free patterns because so many reviews indicate fit issues. Is a free pattern really worth it when you have to redraft the armhole, move the dart, adjust the angle of the straps, do an FBA, and, and, and. Not for me. I have better things to do, and prefer to start with a well drafted base, even if I have to pay for it. 

I'm so happy to tell you that with Lago Tank from Itch-To-Stitch, you get the best of both worlds. A thoroughly tested, precisely drafted, well instructed pattern that is FREE.



There were about 30 of us selected to help test the drafting and instructions for Lago Tank. We spent a week working and refining, and near the end, a couple new faces were added at the last minute to ensu…

Anza Dress: My First Dress For Summer 2017

PSSST! Come check out what I have for you today....
Look, it's a new dress!

The weather has finally turned toward spring, and I know that means the humid, oppressive summer heat is not far behind. It's time to give my attention to planning a summer wardrobe, and Itch-To-Stitch's newest pattern: Anza Jumpsuit & Dress is at the top of my list! Pattern Details As always, this Itch-To-Stitch Pattern offers its standard thoughtful options: sizes 00-20 (that's a 49 inch bust, Ladies), A, B, C, D & DD cup sizes, layers capable PDF and large format PDF printing files plus detailed step-by-step, illustrated instructions to walk you through construction.
In addition, this pattern has a number of design elements that are fun to sew: -Lined, pleated breast pockets with button flaps -Faced, v-neck, button-down bodice -Cut on kimono style sleeves with rolled cuffs -Cinched waist with both elastic and drawstring options -Side pockets and a shirttail hem on the skirt
This is …