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Itch to Stitch Love to Wear

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23376216_10159455108660104_5890152091814170948_nWho doesn’t love a blog tour? And how exciting is it that this one is filled with so much love for Kennis and Itch-to-Stitch Designs! Just look at all the sponsors! The sewing community is amazing to gather together to help and support a favorite designer after being burglarized. It takes lots of sales to replace sewing machines and other work equipment; and we are doing our best to show off our favorite ITS patterns! And guess what else! There are giveaways too! Read on to see my newest outfit made with a new for me Itch-to-Stitch pattern and a hack of one I’ve made before.


Simply bu Ti is one of the sponsors of this blog tour, offering each blogger credit for fabric in her shop! How awesome is that? Thank you so much Ti! I had heard so many good things about the stretch twill, that I had to get some to try. I love this shade of pink, called Fushia in the shop here. It was a dream to work with. There was almost no fraying in the wash and it was easy to cut and sew.


A while back when Kennis asked for ideas for patterns, my suggestion was for casual capris made from cotton sheeting or other woven fabric. I wear this type of pants a lot and would love to have a pattern for them. Well, Kennis hasn’t made that pattern for me yet! 😆 Maybe capris, pedal pushers, or whatever you want to call them aren’t in style any more? Anyway, I’ve been meaning to try the Angelia Shorts without the drawstring at the bottom but decided to use the North Point Trousers this time for my Capri hack, making them not as casual as I wanted but looking so good with the mock welts. My original North Point details are here if you want to read more.

With my drastic grading from small waist to big hips, I opted to skip the pockets. Gasp! I know a lot of you can’t live without pockets; but really, when I’m wearing dressier pants like these, I don’t put anything in my pockets anyway. I fear unsightly bulges will ruin the look of my outfit! I pinned the pieces together to be able to cut the front piece without the pocket cutout. The back has welt pockets but I wanted mine to be mock welts without the pocket bags. Oh my, what a mess that was! I couldn’t find a good tutorial anywhere (hint, hint) so ended up picking out lots of stitches. Eventually I did end up with the beautiful mock welt pockets I was envisioning.

For the top, I made the Hepburn Turtleneck, a pattern I’ve had for a while but hadn’t sewn. Of course I wasn’t thinking when planning! No one would wear a turtleneck with capris! Me neither! I only wear them underneath other sweaters or tops in the winter while wearing long pants. This pattern was super simple to sew, perfect for beginners. I did shorten the height of the turtleneck by taking 1″ off the pattern. My next Hepburn will be slightly bigger since I don’t usually wear tops so tight. It will be warm this winter though, and I love that this top has a shape, not looking like my old boxy RTW turtlenecks! I kind of like it with Hvar Jacket over top. I wrote about my Hvars in this post.


The great news is that I wear a lot of bright colors so there are others tops in my closet that will match my new capris! This is a more realistic look for me. And This Lago Tank matches perfectly!


And I think they might even go with my Bonn Shirt, although I have plum colored fabric for pants that aren’t sewn yet.


I hope you will follow along on the Itch-to-Stitch Love blog tour to see so many more great patterns. I’ll be back in a couple of days with another outfit too. I couldn’t stop sewing!


Your ITS Love bloggers are

Monday: Sew Sophie Lynn, Merritts Makes, Sewing with Sarah, Sewing with D

Tuesday: Shalini’s Blog, Auschicksews, Rebel and Malice, Sewing Vortex

Wednesday: Replicate Then Deviate, mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, The Petite Sewist, kreamino

Thursday: Sewing Curves, Creative Counselor, Sew Mariefleur, Fairies, Bubbles & Co, Sewing by Ti

Friday: Harper+Lu, MeMade, On Wednesdays We Sew, Heather Handmade, Bellevi, and visit by mooglii on IG

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:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

$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

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

3 patterns of choice from Coffee And Thread

Prize Pack #3 Includes:

$15 Thread & Grain store credit

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

3 patterns from Halla Patterns


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

A $40 value PFRE Sly Fox Fabrics.

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

$50 Love Notions GC

LinkUp Prize Pack #2 includes:

$25 Stylish Fabric GC & sewing box kit

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

5 patterns from Rad Patterns

Pattern of choice from DG Patterns

Your Link

Giveaway and Linkup prize winners will be announced on or about November 21st.


33 thoughts on “Itch to Stitch Love to Wear

  1. Your Northpoint Trousers are perfect hacked into capris!! How fantastic is it that they coordinate with so many other things in your closet? I’ve got a few yards of Simply By Ti set aside for my next project: Itch-To-Stitch La Paz.

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