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Showing posts from December, 2018

Make A Statement with Itch to Stitch Busan Top!

I've had to keep this fabulous top a secret for a month now!  It was so hard, cause look at how pretty it is! Even though statement sleeves are all the rage these days, I haven't made anything that follows the trend. I kind of hate sleeves most of the time. They are in my way when I'm sewing, they get wet when I do the dishes, they get tangled when I take my coat on and off... But then Busan Top hit my radar and I had to have one! Thoughtful Pattern Details Busan Top  from Itch to Stitch is as easy to wear as a knit tee, but looks like you tried so much harder. As sewers, we can easily turn out a top in every color of the rainbow, but listen, they don't have to be boring. The design of Busan Top includes some thoughtful elements which provide a flattering look on so many people.  Design Features 1. Narrowed Shoulders, plus a sleeve cap with just the right amount of volume can disguise both wide and narrow shoulders, bringing balance to your frame.

Coat Cravings: The Opium Coat From Deer and Doe

I try to make a coat each winter, but this year I had a difficult time getting in the mood for a large, complicated project. The thought of muslins and fit adjustments was making me feel like I should maybe skip the project.  But then 2 things happened: First, my home-base Facebook sewing group, Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests , announced that they were running a Coat Along from November 1st - December 15th. Second, I saw the email announcement of Deer and Doe 's new coat pattern, Opium , and it was instant love!  The Pattern The Opium is a lined, raglan sleeve, swing-style coat with beautiful origami welt pockets. There are two closure options: center front snaps for a true swing silhouette or a tie belt for a wrap silhouette. Opium Coat is available as both a printed paper pattern, or a PDF download in French and English languages. The paper pattern only includes through size 46 (41 inch bust) where the PDF download includes through size 52 (45.5 inch bust). Also,