I received some Marcy Tilton fabric today. It's lovely! 3 knits for tops, cause that's how I roll:
White on white cotton print with teal
This lovely is a 4-way stretch knit
I thought I'd have plenty of summer sewing season left, but for the last two weeks, it's been COLD! Maybe I should move on to my big Fall Project titled, "Lingerie Trench Coat". While inspired by the famous $5500 Burberry Lace Kickback trench, I won't be using layers of 4-ply silk. I purchased a black/gold circular lace (yay for no flowers!) and a black/gold metallic glazed linen for the body of my coat. I will line it in a silk charmeuse (cause I love it) but that color is yet to be determined. Sorry, I'm unable to capture the beautiful luster of the fabric; I'm a pretty crappy photographer.
It's no secret that I Love Itch-To-Stitch Designs. So naturally, when Bloggers and Pattern Designers and Fabric Shops decided to come together in support of Kennis after the horrible home robbery she experienced in October, I had to find a way to be part of it! There is a crazy amount of inspiration on the Blog Tour this week and several generous prizes to be won. Read through to the end, follow our sponsors for chances to win Rafflecopter prizes and share links of your own ITS LOVE for additional LinkUp Party prizes.
From everyday tees to special occasion dresses to jackets, my hand made wardrobe is filled with Itch-To-Stitch. For my stop on the ITS LOVE Blog Tour, I decided to take a handful of Itch-To-Stitch patterns and give them an unexpected twist: Pajamas!
The Plan Started With Fabric
I selected some lovely fabrics from Maker Mountain Fabrics in California, one of our generous ITS LOVE Tour sponsors, to become my Itch To Stitch PJs. There are many beautiful and luxurious…
This holiday season, Itch-To-Stitch is giving us a wonderful gift with the new FREE Uvita Top!
This was supposed to be Deadline-Free December for me, but when I caught wind that Kennis needed help with a secret test to surprise everyone with her next free pattern, I eagerly accepted the invitation.
Pattern DetailsUvita Top is a relaxed fit, drop shoulder t-shirt style that is crazy versatile.
This free pattern has all the same bells & whistles you get with your purchased Itch-To-Stitch patterns: Sizing 00-20, layered PDF and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. Plus, it features:
- Relaxed Fit, but not oversized
-Wide Neckline, still covers your bra straps
-Dropped Shoulder, for fashionable slouchiness
-Long or 3/4 Length Sleeves
There's very few seam lines, so this is a great place to show off stripes and plaids with minimal matching stress. Check out all the FABULOUS tester makes HERE.
(seriously, that plaid is my favorite!!)
Down To The Nitty-Gritty
I skipped my …
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…