Itch To Stitch Blog Tour 2017

One of the best things that came with having this blog was being able to connect with so many persons from around the world and being part of this amazing community. The sewing community have showed already how they can make great things and this time was no different.

When Kennis, the designer behind Itch to Stitch, shared that she had her home burglarized and all her equipment that allowed her to work was gone, the sewing community rapidly got together to help her. Many bloggers, fabric shops and designers got together to show how much we like Kennis’ patterns and work.

I’ve tried a couple of Kennis patterns in the past and really liked them. By the way, I need to make another Lisbon Cardigan! But this time I wanted to try the new patterns, so I decided to make the Brasov Wrap Top.

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I really like the way a wrap top looks, so feminine and flattering. Also, I think it suits well my body type and I feel great while I’m wearing it (that’s the most important part, don’t you agree?).

The Brasov is available from size 00 to 20 and according to my measurements, I made a size 00 grade to size 0 at the hip and the fit is perfect. The only thing I changed was taking 3cm to the sleeve length, but I am not tall and that modification is something I do frequently.

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The construction is quite interesting, a bit like assembling a puzzle, but with good instructions, so it was in fact easy. Just took a little longer than a usual t-shirt due to the side and shoulder pleats, but so worth it the extra time to make it. The pleats look so neat and makes the fit perfect.

The fabric is a wonderful jersey from Nosh and I believe it works wonderfully. Style and comfort in one piece of garment is just what I want.

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This pattern is classified as Intermediate, but I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. It does have some construction steps that are a little time consumer and you need to pay attention to which side of the fabric you are cutting because the front right and left aren’t symmetrical. But the instructions are very clear and I didn’t have any issue.

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I also wanted to make the Hvar but unfortunately, I did not have the time because I wanted to make a muslin first. It is in my plans though and the fabric is ready.

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Don’t forget to check what other bloggers have made 😊

 

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Monday: Sew Sophie Lynn, Merritts Makes, Sewing with Sarah, Sewing with D

Tuesday: Shalini’s Blog, Auschicksews, Rebel and Malice, Sewing Vortex

Wednesday: Replicate Then Deviate, mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, The Petite Sewist, kreamino

Thursday: Sewing Curves, Creative Counselor, Sew Mariefleur, Fairies, Bubbles & Co, Sewing by Ti

Friday: Harper+Lu, MeMade, On Wednesdays We Sew, Heather Handmade, Bellevi, and visit by mooglii on IG

The ITS Love Tour sponsors have been so generous in support of Kennis of Itch to Stitch that we’ve been able to put together several prize packages to share with you.

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First, you may enter our giveaway to win one of three prize packs:

Prize Pack #1 includes:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

$25GC to Simply By Ti

$50 Raspberry Creek Gift Card

$50 Bella Sunshine gift card

Prize Pack #2 includes:

$50 Knit Pop GC

$25 Designer Stitch GC

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

3 patterns of choice from Coffee And Thread

Prize Pack #3 Includes:

$15 Thread & Grain store credit

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

3 patterns from Halla Patterns

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

Your second way to win is to share with us your recent Itch to Stitch creations (made between October and November 2017). Add your creations to our Link Up Party before Nov. 20th for a chance to win one of two prize packs.

LinkUp Prize Pack #1 includes:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

A $40 value PFRE Sly Fox Fabrics.

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

$50 Love Notions GC

LinkUp Prize Pack #2 includes:

$25 Stylish Fabric GC & sewing box kit

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

5 patterns from Rad Patterns

Pattern of choice from DG Patterns

 

Giveaway and Linkup prize winners will be announced on or about November 21st.

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Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour

 

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When Leslie and Fleurine invited me for this tour I immediately loved the idea! How could I not? When Christmas and making clothes were the subject… The idea was making clothes using Itch to Stitch Patterns for the holidays, but not necessarily the classic Christmas dress, it could be anything related with the season, so the possibilities were several.

As much as I love dresses, I decided not to make it and make something that I could wear in a less formal party, like a night out, so I decided to make a top and cardigan.

For the top I used the Kathryn, a lovely empire-waist pattern that can be made as top or dress and that I really love the neckline with pleats.

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The fabric I used is a sequin knit from Style Makers Fabrics that contrarily to what I feared, was easy to work with. All the construction went smoothly!

Accordingly to my measurements I made size 00 graded to 0 at the hip. The grading was really easy to make and I’m happy with the fit. 🙂

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To complement the look, I made the cropped version of the Lisbon cardigan, with ¾ sleeves also using a knit from Style Makers Fabrics.

I must say that I love this pattern and I wanted to make it since it was released, so I am really pleased for finally taking the time to make it. Because I was making the cropped version and would not hit the hip, I made a straight the size 00.

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Because the fabric is not as stretchy as the pattern recommends, I should have used a neckband a bit bigger, my mistake! Even though, I really like how it turned out. 🙂 I confess I was a bit worried it would turn out too sparkly, but I really like how the fabrics look together and I can always wear the cardigan with a plain black or white tank top for a more casual look.

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Being part of this tour is being so much fun. Sharing ideas and the progress on the makes was really great. Also, picking fabrics when you are so far away can be tricky, but Michelle was so helpful, giving advices and sending photos of the fabrics together to see how it looked. Thank you!

There is a Holiday shipping special of $5 shipping on all fabric from Style Makers, no code needed. There’s also a discount for international shipping as well! 😉

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If you are eying one or more Itch to Stitch patterns now is a good time to get them! You can get 16% off with the code “holiday 16”!

The Tour started yesterday until next Saturday and I assure there are wonderful makes and styles, I can’t wait to see them all.

ITCH TO STITCH HOLIDAY BLOG TOUR 2016
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DECEMBER 10th

 

Enjoy the Holiday! 🙂