The Kathryn – Itch to Stitch Birthday Blog Tour

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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!

Kathryn Itch to Stitch

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.

Kathryn Itch to Stitch

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.

Kathryn Itch to Stitch

There’s not a lot more to say except I LOVE IT!!!

Kathryn Itch to Stitch

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

Itch to Stitch Birthday Fun

(scroll to the bottom to enter to win!)

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

Be sure to scroll to the bottom for your chance to win great prizes by these sponsors:

Itch to Stitch First Anniversary Sponsors

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:

 Baste + Gather

Straight Stitch Designs

Megan Nielsen Patterns

Jamie Christina

Hey June Handmade

Wardrobe by Me

Filles á Maman

Follow Itch to Stitch’s blog closely to win these patterns!


  1. Ooh, I like the lining and facing methods, they should keep it in shape and make it really comfortable to wear. The style makes the most of that lovely fabric too:)


  2. I love how the circles seem to follow the neckline. Great matching of pattern to fabric, I imagine there’s going to be quite a few more of these in your wardrobe before long 😀


  3. This looks like a very interesting pattern as it has some techniques I haven’t used with knits before. I do have some jersey in my stash so I might well have a look at investing. It looks great in that fabric you chose.


    1. It seems to have been designed to last. I will definitely use these techniques again. I’m really considering the dress version for a little holiday we booked yesterday!


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