The newest pattern from Itch-to-Stitch is a sleeveless summer blouse with lots and lots of pleats that give a pretty feminine shape. It’s called Dana Point and it’s divine! I love testing for Kennis as I can depend on the fit, know what size to make, and what adjustments I typically need for my size and shape. I have to admit though, that this one was a lot of work! I made three muslins, two of which became lining for my two tops. The front of and underneath my arms felt constricted in the armscye (armhole). I’m just bigger in that area I guess. Natasha made the same size as me, but she looks much thinner in her blouse than I do in mine. Dana Point Top was worth all the effort though. Mine turned out pretty, even if I say so myself. Haha!
The first top I made is from a cotton lawn with silver threads running through it. Bonus, it’s a perfect match to my North Point Trouser Capri hack. You can read more about them Itch to Stitch Love to Wear. This was version 2 in testing so I cut extra fabric from the armscye to make it comfortable for me to wear. (I might have been extra exuberant in my trimming)! Soooo, remember that this is not the final version of the pattern.
Look how pretty the pleats are! I love the shaping they give to the top.
Here is my final version in gingham, leftover from a Bonn Shirt I made a long time ago. See how it can be dressed up? I can add a cardigan and wear it during fall. These are my North Point Trousers that I absolutely love! You can read more about them here.
Anyway, Dana Point Top is on sale for 20% off (sale price $8) for the next week. Get your copy now!
Until next time…