Happy birthday to Itch to Stitch! When Kennis contacted me a couple of weeks ago to enquire if I would to contribute to her 1st Birthday tour I was very flattered to be asked but slightly nervous as I had not used one of her patterns before.
Well I shouldn’t have been concerned. This top is my absolutely favourite make so far!
After cutting out, this top came together in just a couple of hours one evening.
The pattern and instructions are marvelous. It is a pdf print off but there is a special function that allows you to only print off the sizes you want. Measuring my recent Agnes top I could see I was in between sizes and so was able to print off the lines for two sizes on the same sheet and blend the two sizes together; smaller across the shoulders, blending to the larger size across the bust and back in at the waist.
The front top section is lined with the same jersey but with a woven facing to stop the neck line from stretching.
The back neckline has a woven bias strip edging. This was something else new to me working with a stretch fabric but something I will definitely use again.
There’s not a lot more to say except I LOVE IT!!!
I particularly love the way the top front section is ever so slightly longer than the lining piece beneath. This maintains this slight blouson effect over the bust.
I’ve worn it all day and it has washed beautifully. For the fabric details see this previous post.
Don’t forget Kennis’s giveaway on her site. Kennis has got 7 designers to give away their patterns and 7 product sponsors to give away their products. She is featuring 1 designer per day on her site, and one lucky winner will get 2 patterns from that designer. So make sure you check Itch to Stitch every day up to the 14th October. Check out more information towards the end of this post …..
Expect to see another Kathryn!
Love, Lucie xx
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Follow these blogs to see their awesome creations from Itch to Stitch patterns:
Scruffy Badger Time | Call Ajaire | Wally and Grace | Sew Wrong | Bella Sunshine Designs
Seaside Notions | Made by Jaime | Sweet Little Chickadee | Inspinration | Friends Stitched Together
Stoney Sews | Just Keep Sewing | My Little Sewing Dreams | Allie J. | Creative Counselor
Love, Lucie | Girls in the Garden | FABulous Home Sewn | Goddess of Sewing | Rebel & Malice
The Telltale Tasha | House of Estrela | Made by Sara | Sew Shelly Sew | Red Knits
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The Fabric Store – $100 Gift certificate
Elliott Berman Textiles – Fabric bundle from France & Italy
Craftsy – three online classes of your choice
Girl Charlee Fabrics – $25 Gift certificate
Indie Sew – $25 Gift certificate
UpCraft Club – $25 Gift certificate
Quarto Publishing Group USA – the SHIRTMAKING WORKBOOK by David Page Coffin
The featured designer of the day will give away 2 patterns to a lucky winner:
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