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Showing posts from January, 2018

My Perfect Vacation Pants, The Itch-To-Stitch Sequoia Cargos

I'm back at it with the pants again! Itch-To-Stitch has a new pattern this week: Sequoia Cargos & Shorts. It's still winter here, so I'm sharing the long pants option today. I'm taking a long weekend trip this March, and I need to start sewing a vacation capsule to pack. For the last 15 years or so, my friend has taken a casino bus trip with a few dozen of her teaching colleages. A few years back, her husband decided he no longer wanted to go, and I've volunteered to be her Plus One for the third year in a row. We will be getting on a bus super early on a Saturday and driving 6 hours or so over the Mackinac Bridge to the U.P. The ride up is filled with chatter and drinking and games, and we all have loads of fun. Then the next two days are filled with more food & drink, card games & slots. I'm not much of a gambler; I'd rather spend my dollars on a Pina Colada than a pull of the slot handle, but I find plenty of ways to enjoy myself.
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Bellavista Top From Itch To Stitch Designs

Nothing like a cozy cowl neck sweater to hold off the the winter chill, right? We've been looking at -15F wind chills in my neck of the woods the last couple weeks and it looks to continue for a while longer. My Bellavista Top from Itch-To-Stitch Designs has been getting lots and lots of wear! Pattern DetailsBellavista Top is a slightly cropped swing bodice top with options making it suitable for not just the heart of winter, but transitional seasons as well. Made in a light jersey, with a scoop neck and 3/4 sleeves, you have a version that works in the mild temperatures of spring and fall. Choose a snugly sweater knit with a cowl neck and long sleeves to stay warm and toasty in the winter. Design Details - 2 sleeve options: 3/4 bell or long sleeve - 2 neck options: banded scoop or cowl - Center front panel for an unfitted waist and color block options
Check out all the tester versions HERE in the pattern launch post. There are some fantastic versions that trick you into thinking…