Monday, 31 August 2015

New Pattern Release - Itch to Stitch Designs Davina Dress

Another awesome pattern is here by Itch to Stitch Designs - and as always, the styling is gorgeous, and the instructions are easy to follow, making this beautifully detailed dress easy to make in quick time!!

This dress is designed for knit fabric - so guess what that means - no zips, no buttons - just slip it over your head - easy to make and super comfy to wear.

The waistband sits on your natural waist - which helps to lengthen your legs!

The dress has negative ease, so it's beautifully fitted and flattering to wear. As most knit fabrics have a lovely drape, the half circle skirt hangs perfectly!

I chose the sleeveless version - but there are 5 sleeve options for this dress!! Sleeveless, short sleeve, med-short sleeve, 3/4 length sleeve and long sleeve! A great year round pattern!

It has a pretty ruched detail at the bust, a curved v-neck and optional pockets - always love a dress with pockets - it really does up the styling of the dress, and not to mention useful!!!

Check THIS post out to see the other pattern testers dresses - all fabulous!! There is also a giveaway at the bottom, so you could be in with a chance of winning the pattern for free!

And find the pattern HERE - it's on sale at the moment!!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Carey Top By Itch to Stitch - release and sale

Here is the newest pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs - the Carey Top. I think this is one of my favourite things I have sewn for myself! It is a lovely simple design, but with great details that make it stand out from the crowd!

The Carey top has elbow-length drawstring-gathered dolman sleeves, for which you could use a contrasting fabric for the shoulder panels to add an extra detail - a couple of the testers used lace which looked amazing and really added a 'dressy' feel to the top!

You can make your drawstrings out of matching fabric (pattern and instructions are all included), or you could just use purchased cord.

It has a round neck line which is neatly finished with a bias strip (which is hidden on the inside) and it has a shirt tail hem - which is more flattering than a straight hem!

There are lengthen/shorten lines and instructions included so you can customise for your height, or it could even be lengthened to tunic or dress length.

I like to wear my top with a belt, as it suits my shape best that way, but I have also worn it for work with a high-waisted skirt, which gives it another style!

The instructions are really detailed with great images - this pattern is aimed at more confident beginners - and it is a quick one to sew up!

I love the flowy style of this top - I made mine in chiffon, but you could use any sort of silky fabric with good drape - and you could even use knit!

The pattern comes in a good range of sizes - from 00 – 20, but don't worry about all the printer ink that would use up - you can select only the sizes you need with the layers feature!

The pattern is 20% off now (for the first month - no code needed), and there is also an additional 15% off for the first week if any two or more patterns are purchased together - the code for this is posted in the Itch to Stitch Designs group.

Check out some of the other testers take on this top, and see some more details HERE.

Go straight to the pattern HERE!