Itch to Stitch Patterns · Pattern Testing

Beausoleil Top/Dress

Beausoleil Top/Dress sewing pattern was made by Itch to Stitch Patterns.   It includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

I am not a big fan of  open shoulder sleeve tops/dress. But I am really glad that  I tested for Beausoleil even though its focus point  is the “cold shoulder” .  Testing this pattern changed my point of view about this style. Now I’m inlove with “cold shoulder” .  Not only for cute looks but  it  is suitable for summer time to get some fresh air on your shoulder.

Here are the important details about this pattern.

Sewing Pattern Name:  Beausoleil Top/Dress

Style Illustration:

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Sizing Chart:

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Materials Required:

 Fabric (Light-weight woven fabric, such as, cotton, linen, lightweight denim, rayon twill and crepe)

Lightweight tricot fusible interfacing

22” (55 cm) polyester all-purpose (coil) zipper (total zipper width 1″ or 2.5 cm)One set of

hook and eye (Size 1)

Feature:

  • A, B, C, D and DD Cups
  • Dress and top options
  • On-trend “cold shoulder” short kimono sleeves with cuffs
  • Comfortable scoop neckline
  • Center-back lapped zipper
  • Easy-to-wear A-line skirt
  • Patch pocket with dress option

My Finished Project:

I wear it with short pants, denim jeans or pencil skirt with high slit.

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I hope this post inspired you.

Happy sewing, lovely people!

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Pattern Testing · Wardrobe By Me Patterns

Summer Breeze Tunic

I am happy that the summer breeze is already here.. I’ve been waiting for this time of the year so I can wear short pants, sleeveless top/tunic and maxis.. Thank God that the long wait is over! Yes, I’m a summer person who wishes it is summer  all year round.

Let me share you one of the tunics I will be enjoying to wear this year.  This is the Summer Breeze Tunic.

The Summer Breeze Tunic released by Wardrobe by Me is an easy little sleeveless summer tunic with a hi-low ruffle hem, a front slit, bias cut band at the neckline, and binding inside the armscye.  It is  designed for light weight woven fabric.  The best result is achieved with a nice soft drapy fabric. Jersey can be used, but be sure to size down for a nice fit.

Sewing Pattern Name:  Summer Breeze Tunic

Style Illustration:

Sizing Chart:

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Materials Required:

* light weight woven fabric (Fabric Recommendation:  light weight woven fabric in a fiber such as cotton, viscose, silk, polyester or a blend.

* Sewing thread

My Finished Project:

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I’m pretty sure, you will love this tunic.. It looks really cute.

Happy sewing.

Designer Stitch Patterns · Pattern Testing

Kiera Skirt

     Kiera is an interesting maxi skirt. At first, I only intend to wear it like a classic maxi skirt.
     The Designer Stitch owner, Ann Grose, was happy with my creation but she requested me to install ribbons inside the skirt and wear it with ribbons tied together underneath the skirt.  I agreed and I knew it’s only for pictures but the dramatic look of this skirt with tied ribbons inside it changed my point of view. Wow! It is much better than wearing it like a classic maxi skirt! You will see what I mean.
     Here are the details of this sewing pattern.
Pattern Name: Kiera Skirt
Line Drawing:
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Sizing Chart:
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Materials Required:
-Fabric and matching colour thread.
      Recommended fabric: taffeta and taffeta types, silk and silk types, very lightweight                                                       cottons, and very lightweight linens
– (View A) Shirring Elastic
– (View A) 80cms (34″) x 6mm (¼“) elastic
    (upper back band edge)
– 18 cms invisible zipper
– 5 metres (5 ½ yds) of 6mm (¼”) ribbon for
   internal ties
– (View B) – (alternate yoke). 50 cms(1/2 yd) of
    light weight iron-on interfacing
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     Whichever your preference is, this skirt is totally adorable.
Pattern Testing

Amelia Top/Dress/Maxi

The Amelia, which is design by Bella Sunshine Designs, is such a sweet dress designed to accentuates the body.  No matter what size you wear, this garment will certainly make you noticeable.  The empire waist gives this flattering effect.  The knit bodice can be paired with knit or woven (Mine is all knit.) .  Not to mention, BSD is also offering Amelia girls version.

This will be perfect all year round since it comes in sleeveless, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve.  It also includes multiple lengths: top length, knee length, dress length and maxi length..

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This is the very first maxi dress I made for myself in my entire pattern testing career and I fell in love with it right after I tried it on.

 

Let me tell you more about this dress.

Pattern Information
• Sizes 0 to 30
• Layers option
• A0 print shop file
• Trim patterns formatted for letter and A4

Line Drawing:

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Materials Required:
• 4-way stretch knit fabric with at least a 50% stretch but no more than 75% stretch for the bodice and band- Recommend a blend
of at least 5% spandex/lycra for good recovery. A similar or lighter weight spandex/lycra is recommended for the lining of similar
weight and stretch. Avoid loose or slinky knits as they tend to stretch and sag. The bodice is not recommended for 2 way stretch.
Cotton lycra is a perfect choice for the bodice.
• Knit or woven fabric for the skirt. Keep in mind a wide fabric is needed especially for the maxi version.
• 1/4” (0.5cm) Clear elastic to stabilize garment.

My finished project:

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I don’t have a lot of maxi dress but for sure, this is just the beginning of my maxi creations.. I have a feeling that this pattern will be hacked.  Yes, wait for my hack attack.

Enjoy sewing, lovely people!

 

Free Pattern · Pattern Testing

Lago Tank

At last! the weather is getting warm and I love it so much! How I wish it is summer forever.  How I enjoy the days sitting outside, listening to the birds chirping and watching those cute humming birds at my garden.

This is the time for sunglasses, short pants, top tanks and gigantic hats. And speaking of tanks, I feel so lucky to be one of those testers of this lovely, free Lago tank pdf sewing pattern made by Itch to stitch.  Relaxed fit, comfortable scoop neck and hip length top tank it is.

 

Here are important details about this sewing pattern.

Line drawing:

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Sizing Chart:

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Material Requirements:

Use light to medium-light weight, 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch and good recovery. Jersey, ITY knit are good choices. Woven fabrics are not recommended.

Look how lovely these are.

 

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