Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Itch to Stitch Mornington Dress

The Mornington Dress I made in February, which I helped pattern test during the production of The Sew Beautiful book by Itch to Stitch. 2 metres Cotton lawn plaid fabric supplied by Minerva for their website. Lady McElroy geese-print lawn in 'midnight' colour which is a very dark french navy.
There is a two part sash which you can tie at the front or at the back. I lined it in teal cotton voile.
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t is a lined dress, which does not take much longer than facings and it solves the problem of choosing fabric for dresses instead of tops. I don’t like to wear anything flimsy on my bottom half.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Itch to Stitch Nittany Blouse

The new pattern for June! Itch to Stitch - Nittany Top in beige and pink floral cotton lawn.
I've worn it with a red jade pendant.
 Itch to Stitch - Nittany Top is size inclusive 00 - 40 and available in cup sizes A to DD. There's also an option for a sash tie belt and a keyhold opening at the front pleat. This version I sewed without the sash tie belt, I graded in the waist by one size and the hips up by two, but you don't need to alter the waist as it is a relaxed fit. I also sewed the sleeves one size up as I like to wear capsleeves quite loose. 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Itch to Stitch Seville Skirt

Itch to Stitch Seville Skirt in Lady McElroy cotton lawn, the print is Showering Vine and the colour is Silver, a blue tone grey, I am also making a blouse from this print to wear with it. I have made this pattern several times, it looks so flattering on, it is not too full and has a nice swish.  I used white cotton poplin for the lining. I finished the fold over waistband inside with bias binding. It has a side zip and hook and eye fastening. I sewed a lapped standard zip as I was awaiting an invisible zip order. Top is from Minerva sponsored fabric - Sabalito Wrap which I pattern-tested.

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