Sewing

Three tops in a jiffy

I have made three new tops since I’ve been home, two qualifying for Jiffy June in the Make a Garment a Month challenge on Instagram as the fabric has come from my stash, and they were all pretty quick makes. The first one is self-drafted, and based on a top I saw in a shop […]

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Knitting, Sewing

More on the ITS Bonn shirt and North Point trousers

Readers of this blog will know that I have been participating in the It’s Time to Sew Itch-to-Stitch blog tour and I made both the Bonn shirt and North Point Trousers for my entry in the tour. I didn’t include in the last post the fact that I also made a short sleeved version of the […]

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Sewing

Itch-to-Stitch: It’s time to sew blog tour

https://wordpress.com/post/fadanista.com/25102 Last year fans and followers of Itch-to-Stitch designs joined together in a “Sew the love blog tour” to help Kennis after she had been burgled. This year we have another blog tour, simply called “It’s time to sew Itch-to-Stitch” and I was so pleased when Crystal from The Sewing Vortex asked me to participate. […]

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Sewing

Little grey jacket

I bought this beautiful grey ponte in Melbourne years ago, from Astratex I think, and I planned to make trousers, but changed my mind as it’s a bit light-weight and instead decided to make a cropped moto-style jacket. I began with my hacked Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan pattern (and another here), so I thought I would […]

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Sewing

Crystal Cove cami is golden

Kennis, the designer behind Itch-to-Stitch has come up with another fabulous pattern for summer, the Crystal Cove Cami, which is designed for woven fabrics and has the following features: Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups Relaxed fit bodice Spaghetti straps Overlapping back with curved hem for a unique look I have to […]

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Sewing

Mountain View from Itch-to-Stitch

I am not really a fickle person but I am throwing over my Jalie Éléonore pull on jeans in favour of the Itch-to-Stitch Mountain View pull on jeans – for the moment! You might ask why, and it’s a good question as they have a lot of similarities. The description of the Mountain View pull […]

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Sewing, Travel

Itch-to-Stitch Visby Henley

Whilst I was away Kennis from Itch-to-Stitch called for testers for this lovely pattern. I was so sad I couldn’t participate but I bought the pattern the minute it was released as it ticked all the boxes for me (except pockets!). I loved the hood, the length and the henley placket. The Visby Henley & […]

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Sewing

Bellavista top: latest from Itch to Stitch

I was one of the people who tested this new and quite excellent pattern from Itch to Stitch and I have to say that it sews up like a dream! I was asked to test the scoop neck with full length sleeves, but given that it’s summer here, I chose to use some crinkle knit […]

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Sewing

The Uvita top: a free pattern!

Kennis, from Itch-to-Stitch has just released this awesome new pattern, the Uvita Top. The Uvita is one of those designs that becomes a wardrobe staple and, the good news is that it’s free! Features (taken from the ITS website) are: Relaxed fit Dropped shoulder Wide neckline Two sleeve options—long sleeve and three-quarter sleeve Layers feature […]

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Sewing

Itch-to-Stitch Tierra Joggers

Regular readers may remember an earlier post where I talked about Kennis Wong, the designer behind the Itch-to-Stitch label, being robbed whilst she was on holiday. As a result, some of her most ardent fans have been conducting an Itch-to-Stitch love tour where they have been showcasing their most recent makes and inviting people to […]

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