Itch to Stitch blog tour Day 2
Sewing community is such a vast space spanning multiple continents and what brings everyone together is their love for sewing. When someone in this community is hurting, sewists all over the world come together to make it better. Our much loved designer, Kennis Wong - owner of Itch to Stitch Designs, was robbed a couple of weeks ago leaving her with no way to run her business. This blog tour is promoting Itch to Stitch patterns to make up for some of the monetary loss so she can be back on her feet and produce top notch quality patterns again!
I picked up the Newport top in the recent sale and wanted to make a nice top for this blog tour. I'm also really feeling the velvets this time of the year. Stylish Fabrics is one of the sponsors of this tour and I picked up mauve velvet and charcoal ponte to make my outfit.
The pinky mauve color is probably my all time favorite color for nail paint but I rarely wear clothes in this color. I'm not entirely sure why because I love this so much and have been getting compliments since I made it.
The boat neckline is constructed with a full front and back facing and the overlapping at the shoulders creates this unique shape. I think it's very flattering on everyone. I used the 3/4 sleeve line which has a slight flare. For the next time, I think I'll flare it out more or draft a bell sleeve. If you've been reading this blog, you know I'm loving the statement sleeve trend.
The skirt is Lindy Petal Skirt and is available for free download on the website. This skirt has been on my sewing wishlist since it released! I finally got the chance to make it and am thrilled with the way it came out. One of my hesitations was making sure the fabric was the correct weight. I always worry about curved seams getting wavy when sewn but this charcoal ponte is the perfect weight. I'm so happy I went with this.
Now let's talk about the adjustments I made to both garments. I always have to do the petite adjustment so I took out 1.5" from the top at the lengthen/shorten line. Same amount was taken out from the skirt at the line as well. I also took in the hip curve to match my figure better and that was it. I added the buttons to the skirt just for some interest.
Hope you found some inspiration and ideas here for your own wardrobe. We have a giveaway and a linkup party for you so make sure you read the entire post for the details!! Tons of prizes to be won!! In addition, we have a jam packed blog tour for you! Check out the following bloggers on the dates below and show them some love.
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.
First, you may enter our giveaway to win one of three prize packs:
Prize Pack #1 includes:
$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
3 patterns of choice from Coffee And Thread
Prize Pack #3 Includes:
$15 Thread & Grain store credit
3 patterns from Halla Patterns
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:
A $40 value PFRE Sly Fox Fabrics.
$50 Love Notions GC
LinkUp Prize Pack #2 includes:
$25 Stylish Fabric GC & sewing box kit
5 patterns from Rad Patterns
Pattern of choice from DG Patterns
Giveaway and Linkup prize winners will be announced on or about November 21st.