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Itch to Stitch blog tour 2018

It's time to sew Itch to Stitch

I am participating in the blog tour again this year. This is a time to sew Itch to Stitch patterns we've been meaning to make for long! I have had my eyes on Crystal Cove Cami since it released and the Angelia Shorts were on my #makenine2018! It was absolutely the easiest decision to participate in the blog tour and pick these 2 patterns. Itch to Stitch patterns are very well drafted, have precise yet detailed instructions. Kennis Wong is well respected in the industry for putting out top notch patterns. It is an absolute pleasure to sew ITS patterns!

One of the wonderful sponsors D&H fabrics sent me this beautiful Moonstone in blue (Atelier Brunette) fabric that I absolutely love! More info on the fabric below - 

Before I go on with the construction details, I want to mention that both the Crystal Cove Cami and Angelia Shorts are on a FLASH SALE for 24 hours only! TODAY ONLY (9/20), you can get Crystal Cove Cami for $8 and and Angelia Shorts for $9! 

One of the steps most are tempted to skip is the muslin. If you're been reading this blog, you know I am a fan of muslins -- proud member of Team Toile (a term coined by Sewing Vortex)! For my muslin I don't follow any finishing instructions and only do the main pieces of front, back, waistband (for shorts/pants), straps (for tops). This little step gives me all that I need to know to make a much better fitting final version. Occasionally, I have to do multiple muslins but as I learn and experiment, I have found out there are some adjustments I have to do to every pair of pants/shorts. I got very lucky this time around with both my muslins. My Crystal Cove muslin became one of my very wearable final! And the Angelia was absolutely PERFECT! No weird crotch wrinkles in sight. I was in absolute shock. This has never happened before.
I made the View B for Angelia Shorts. 

Angelia Muslin::

The final result::

I made minor adjustments to the Crystal Cove and Angelia after the muslin phase. Crystal Cove was almost perfect but I thought I would prefer the back pieces to swing over my hips a bit more. It was catching on my hip a slight bit breaking that beautiful petal shape. I fixed this by adding to the back side seams. 

For the Angelia, the only thing I noticed was the tummy portion was a bit more fitted. I like a bit of breathing room ;-) To address this issue, I added to the side seam pieces and lengthened the waistband accordingly.

The fabric I used for my blue Crystal Coves is absolutely a dream! It is 100% Viscose from D&H Fabrics - Moonstone in blue by Atelier Brunette. It has a beautiful drape and luxurious feel that is perfect for woven tops. D&H Fabrics carries only high quality and sustainable fabrics. Check them out - D&H Fabrics.

My shorts were made from cotton ripstop fabric I obtained some time ago. I've been hoarding it in search of the perfect cargo pants or shorts pattern and Angelia was perfect! Similar fabric here on

Hope you got some inspiration on this blog. Don't go yet!! We have some great sponsors lined up accompanying the blog tour, a rafflecopter giveaway, and there are 26 blogs on this blog tour. Each blog is featuring a different pattern and flash sale with it :) I wouldn't miss a single stop on this tour! 

Blog tour links::


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Kelsey said…
I really like that cami
Elsa said…
Both of my favorite patterns!!! They work so well together and your fabric choice is top-notch.
J Oday said…
I love your outfit. As usual, fun fabrics and great fit. Very nice!
Linda said…
I love those shorts. You achieved a great fit. I don't think I have ever sewn ripstop fabric. I love the top also, especially in the blue fabric!
Diane Cullum said…
It's a beautiful outfit and you'll be able to wear the shorts with everything!!!
auschick said…
I love this combination so much!!!! And that viscose is AMAZING!!!! Those coral shoes are HOT!!!! <3
Sue Stoney said…
The Crystal Cove is one of my all time favourites and I love yours. That fabric from D&H fabrics is just lovely, and I would have chosen it, I like it so much. A lovely pair of makes!
Emily said…
Oh my goodness so gorgeous!!!! Beautiful outfits!

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