Itch to Stitch Patterns · ITS Blog Tour 2019 · Uncategorized

La Paz Jacket for Fall

Hey! How are you,  beautiful people! Chilly weather is around the corner. I figured, I need something that will make me look chic and comfortable this football season.

I’ve been keeping an eye for this jacket for a long time and I kept thinking that it will be a great project to finish before Autumn 2019 arrives. I am talking about the wonderful La Paz Jacket made by Itch to Stitch.  It is a perfect timing! So, I joined this ITS Blog Tour 2019.


Being a part of this tour will give me an opportunity to showcase what  I’ve been visualizing for this pattern.

Let’s talk more about it. Here are the details that you need to consider when you plan to buy and make this spectacular pattern.

La Paz Jacket Features:

  • A, B, C, D and DD cups for a great fit
  • On-trend two-button front closure
  • Front and back princess seams for a slick look
  • Elegant yet sporty double-welt pockets with flaps
  • Unlined bodice with optional Hong Kong seam finish
  • Two-piece sleeves for great arm fit
  • Back stay for durability
  • Long sleeve with rounded corner vents and button closures
  • Back vent for wearing comfort
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)Skill Level: AdvancedSizes: 00 – 20 and A, B, C, D and DD cups (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)Screen Shot 2019-09-06 at 9.01.59 PM.pngDon’t want to print and tape paper together? The La Paz Jacket pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!Number of pattern pages: 87 for all cup sizes or up to 32 for each cup size (be sure to print only the cup size you need per the instructions)                                     Number of instruction pages: 22

This jacket is designed to be sewn in a structured knit fabric. — Happy dance! I have this Ponte knit from my local thrift store and I knew this will be great for La Paz.

I think it took me a week to finish this garment. Thanks to ITS team for giving the bloggers a lonnnggg  time to prepare for this event!

Fast forwarding,  my project turned out amazing!! I  think  this is one of my favorite jackets.   Showing the pockets with flaps will make you look like a boss. Definitely a great outfit for office girls out there.

Okay, without further ado, here are my ways on how I am going to wear this jacket.

  1. With pocket flaps showing.   Wear it with white T-shirt, army green leggings and thigh high army green boots.


2.  Hide the pocket flaps and show the double-welt pockets instead.  Wear it with white t-shirt, army green leggings and I love to  fold the sleeves.                                                            I love baseball caps. Why not wear one?  In my opinion, it looks cool.





Aww! Getting excited for Fall season! You, beautiful people, need this pattern in your lives! I’m grateful that Kennis Wong made this sewing pattern for all of us. How lucky we are!

I have more exciting news!

There’s ITS Sale DURING The Blog Tour:

Itch to Stitch is offering 25% off for the patterns being highlighted in the blogs each day. There is a daily discount code for this offer. The code will be valid for 24 hours 8am-8am Eastern Time. If a code is used outside the 24 hour period, it will reflect a $0 discount on the order. Here is a breakdown of the code and the patterns included for each day.:

  1. Monday Sept 16th: 916itsblogtour25
    1. Hepburn, Mila, Vientiane, Aveiro, Davina, Newport, Medellin
  2. Tuesday Sept 17th: 917itsblogtour25
    1. Busan, Anza, Emily, Jacqueline, Liana, Nottingham, Sequoia, Medellin
  3. Wednesday Sept 18th: 918itsblogtour25
    1. North Point, Irena, La Paz, Jacqueline, Mnt View, Paulina
  4. Thursday Sept 19th: 919itsblogtour25
    1. Carey, Zamora, Samara, Idyllwild, Orono, Davina, Salamanca, Envigado
  5. Friday Sept 20th: 920itsblogtour25
    1. Tierras, Mnt View, Samara, Marbella, Liana, Zamora, Salamanca

Oh! by the way,

Here are the Bloggers for the ITS September Spotlight Itch to Stitch Blog Tour





September 16th 




Sewing Vortex, mahlicadesignsKatie Sews Things, Sewing with Sarah, Flaxfield Sewing




September 17th 




Sewsewilse, replicatethendeviate, Needles to Say, Sewing with d, madebymanagir




September 18th 




Jot DesignsAuschick SewsitsewcolorfulSewn by Lone




September 19th 




Prairie Girl Knits, happilysewnafter, Back40life, MeMade, La Casa Cactus




September 20th 




Sweet Mama Life, Sewing ScientistThe Petite Sewist, Liviality, Buttons and Bobbins








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My Jalie Winter

Cold season is still here. Doesn’t sound fun for me. If there’s something to be happy about, that is being able to wear those nice Jalie clothes for cold and chilly seasons. I’m not gonna get tired of saying how happy I am to discover this amazing pattern company. No words can describe the wonderful feeling when I finish a garment which fits perfectly.

I actually own alot of Jalie Patterns but I will only tell you about few of them. I literally wear Jalie almost everyday. Let’s start with this pattern called Clara High Waisted Leggings which is also known as Jalie 3887. This pattern comes with 27 sizes including Girls, Women and Plus sizes. Clara Leggings  pattern is one of the sewing patterns in the 2018 collection. I Love to sew this pattern so much that I can’t even remember how many pairs I already made. I cannot stop making Clara Leggings. This pattern is so easy and quick to make.  They  are not the ordinary leggings you know from someone else’s pattern company. This pattern doesn’t have the center front vertical crotch seam. That makes it so special. Look how lovely the front is. I really can’t move on with how amazing this pattern is. Let me brag a little of my Clara Leggings.

First pair, I used Simply by Ti‘s Cotton Lycra Olive Green (I call it Army Green). I love her Solid Cotton Lycras. They are good to use for leggings. You will certainly see a lot of Simply by Ti‘s fabrics in this blog.



Here are the second pair of leggings. I made them not too long ago.


This Fabric is Cotton Lycra Eggplant. I usually wear these leggings with Yoko Square Roll Neck Top. Did you know that Yoko is a free  Jalie pattern?  Yes, it is totally free of charge. So, if you haven’t tried these amazing patterns yet, this is your chance to test this company. You will definitely love this one.

Another Simply By Ti‘ s Fabric. Orchid Cotton Lycra ( sadly, they stop carrying this pretty-color Cotton lycra), there’s my third Clara Leggings  with the floral Mimosa Scoopneck T-shirt Pattern.


Wearing the same orchid cotton lycra leggings with under armour purple Mimosa and  Quilted knit- Black on purple slippers that are included in Fleece Winter Accessories or also known as Jalie 2318; This  includes 15 sizes including Babies, Girls, Boys, Women, Men and Plus sizes. It is originally designed for polar fleece but since it is not super cold inside our house, I decided to use this purple quilted knit instead of the recommended fabric. It works really great. They are indeed soft and comfortable to wear.


Fifth pair of leggings using Black White Polka floral double brushed polyester. I always say that double brushed polyester fabric was made for  Leggings and I’m telling you, give me this material and the first pattern going to pop in my mind will be Clara.


That print of fabric is so sweet. Of course, from Simply By Ti!!

Sixth pair…. Burgundy Floral Double Brushed Poly !!!


Oh em gee!! Totally inlove! You can really tell how I adore this pattern, huh?

My love for Jalie doesn’t end there. I have more pairs of these leggings but I have another pattern to show you off. It’s Jalie 3355. This comes with sweatshirt, hoodie and sweat pants patterns. It includes 27 sizes; Girls, Boys, Women, Plus Sizes. This classic design will work for men, as well.  This is for the whole family and just on time for Polar Vortex Season. Yep, layering clothes it is! They will help to keep you warm specially in a very cold places like Chicago, Minnesota or New York. Luckily, I’m in New Mexico and I don’t need to layer clothes. I’m in a state where it is not as snowy/cold as Midwest and Northeast. So, Ponte knit is enough to keep this Asian momma warm. This White Aqua Dot Ponte is simple but cute, isn’t it? I also have leftover of Aqua Stripe Ponte knit and luckily, this fabric matches the color of my polka dot Ponte knit and Solid Cotton Lycra.

Here is Jalie 3355 is with Jalie 3887 .


I’m impressed with the perfect combination of my Mint Cotton Lycra leggings and Mint Polka Dot Ponte Knit!

I also made the sweatshirt option using my husband’s XL hockey Sweatshirt. It is too big for him now. As you  can see, fabric is still in excellent condition. I’m admiring its print, too!

Oh! Have I told you that my husband was a hockey player when he was young? Yes, he was. He lived in Canada and played there for few years. He was also in the list of New York Islanders draft picks but the goalie was really great at that time and unfortunately, he didn’t make it. Anyway, that is fine. He might not be my husband if he got famous hahahaha. Okay, going back to our topic, here is the sweatshirt I was talking about earlier. ( I am wearing my orchid cotton lycra Clara.)

Basically1.jpg So….. the salvage operation took place…..


And here is the finished product. Oh! Yeah! Surely, giving this sweatshirt  a makeover was so exciting. Again, this pattern didn’t disappoint me.


Talking of the same pattern, you already know that this comes with the sweatpants, right? I planned to sew those sweatpants next month but no….. “I need to sew them right now!”

Here are my sweatpants with Jalie 3131. I used Black French Terry for my Camisole or also known as Jalie 3131.



That’s it for now, fellas!  If I will write more about my Jalie projects, probably I need ten or more posts to summarize my Jalie life and frankly speaking, I will wear Jalie eight days a week if I can! ( Now I’m in the mood of singing..hahaha) !

I guess it is more practical for you to check out my makes at Sewing with Jalie Facebook Group than read a novel of my Jalie life .

Now, let’s talk about……… GIVEAWAYYYYYYYYYY! Yeah hhaaaww!!






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Blogger Lineup

Be sure to visit these talented sewing bloggers during the tour:

Wednesday, Feb 6 – The Petite Sewist | auschick sews | Replicate then Deviate | Deepika Blogs

Thursday, Feb 7 – Sew What Yvette | Sew Cucio | Shalini’s Sewing Space | Curtiepie | A Jennuine Life

Friday, Feb 8 – SeamsLikeStyle | It’s Liesel | SewSophieLynn | Danvillegirl Sewing Diary | Skirt Fixation

Monday, Feb 11 – The Crafting Fiend | Sprouting JubeJube | its sew colorful | Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing

Tuesday, Feb 12 – All Things Katy! | BigFlyNotions | needle and the belle | Zoopolis


Jalie Life

Oh! What a Jalie life! I know many of you are looking forward to Jalie’s new collection. Well, long wait is over! Yes, they are already here.. Yay! There are 14 sewing patterns  included in this collecion and I’m sure you will love them. May I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the Jalie Patterns’ newest collection.



A versatile pattern that can be used as underwear, for swimtrunks and as leggings / thermal layer. Three length options: briefs (A), mid-thigh shorts (B) and long johns / leggings (C). It has two contoured pouch options (with opening or sleek front) and clever seam placement for fit and comfort.
FABRIC: Knit with stretch in the width AND length and good recovery
(cotton spandex, nylon/spandex, stretch fleece for the long johns).

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Rounded-V neck dolman top with unique cropped-tank-like facing that keeps the neckline against the body and hides the bra at all times.
No more layering, no more unwanted “reveals”, even when you bend over to pick up something on the ground or hail a cab!

Fabric: Light/medium weight knit (jersey, ITY) with nice drape and heft.

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Button-down shirt with collar, relaxed fit through waist and hips, bust dart (adult sizes only), rounded hem, back yoke, forward shoulder seam and box pleat at the back. A: sleeveless, bound armhole with chest pockets. B: Partially bound armhole with ruffle sleeve and removable tie.

FABRIC: Light/medium-weight fabrics like linen, linen blends, chambray, broadcloth, rayon challis, crepe de chine, poplin, tencel lyocell.

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Mock wrap neck scrub top with princess seaming that makes it very easy to achieve a perfect fit. Short sleeves, yokes, elastic in the small of the back and side vents for a shaped, but comfortable top. Two double patches pockets big enough for your hands and everything you need to carry.

FABRIC: Lightweight woven fabric like broadcloth, poly/cotton, chambray.

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Slim-fitting, high-waist pull-on pencil skirt that sits at the navel with two length options: mini or knee length.
A: Skirt with elasticized waist B: Skirt with elasticized waist and flattering angled seaming, perfect for color blocking. C: Skirt with wide waistband. A super quick sewing project, perfect for beginners, an easy way to create a chic and sophisticated look in no time!
FABRIC: Medium to heavy-weight knit with good recovery:
jersey or interlock knit, ponte, quilted knit, scuba

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Full-zip hoodie with set-in sleeve, lined hood and ribbed cuffs and hem. The angled zippered front pockets, with the zipper tape visible inside the pocket, and the horizontal seam allow for fun color blocking and is a great fleece stash buster!

FABRIC: Main fabric:
Sweatshirt fleece, stable knit
Hood lining: light-weight jersey
Cuffs + hem bands: Ribbing

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A: Swing camisole with rounded v-neck and racer back. B: Racerback, pull on lined bralette with wide under-bust band. Lined with self-fabric or power net, depending on your desired level of support. The cami and bralette are both finished with fold over elastic.
C/D: Panties with crossover illusion, fold over elastic finish and choice of high (C) or low waist (D).
FABRIC: A: Knit with stretch in the length and width, with a nice fluid drape
B/C/D: Knit with stretch in the length and width, with good recovery

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We revisited a classic and updated it with ingenious seaming (no center front seam!) and a gusset.
View A has a wide contoured waistband. View B is finished with an elastic at the waist. Three length options: mid-thigh shorts, capri, ankle.
FABRIC: Stretch knit with stretch in the width AND length and a nice recovery (cotton spandex, nylon/spandex).

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Relaxed-fit blouse with adjustable tie at the waist, with round neck. Trendy flutter sleeve, side panel and straight hem that flatters many silhouettes. View A hits just above the hips and view B is a tunic length with optional pocket at the side panel.

FABRIC: Light-weight fabrics with a soft hand and nice drape: linen, linen blends, chambray, rayon challis, crepe de chine, tencel lyocell.

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Kimono inspired by the traditional garment, with sash, generous patch pockets and three-quarter sleeves. Knee-length and loose-fitting design that can be used as loungewear or over garments, as a jacket or cardigan in a heavier fabric.FABRIC: Woven fabric with soft hand like crepe, rayon challis, silk, satin, chambray, velvet.



Relaxed fit t-shirt with curved hem, banded scoop neckline, optional chest pocket and choice of sleeve.
A: Regular sleeve (short or longue, with or without flutter add-on) B: Short self-tie short sleeve.
FABRIC: Light/medium-weight knit with nice drape (e.g. rayon or bamboo blends, ITY). For the flounce option, choose a lighter weight fabric that looks good on the wrong side too!

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Leotard (A) with long sleeve, V-waist and optional inset for a V-neck illusion that totally transforms this staple design.
Add the circle skirt for a skating dress (B) that is quick and easy to sew. It is the perfect project if you are tackling skatewear sewing for the first time!
FABRIC: Knit with spandex with stretch across the width AND in the length (nylon+spandex, polyester+spandex, stretch velvet)

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Half-zip mock neck leotard with lined bodice front. A: sleeveless, with racer back B: cap sleeve with open back

FABRIC: Knit (nylon or polyester/spandex or cotton/spandex) with stretch in the length AND width.
Swimwear lining.

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Scoop front one-piece swimsuit with keyhole back that holds the straps in place and a fun inset that makes adjustments a breeze! Instructions to sew in supportive soft cups are included. The front is fully lined and lining in the back is optional (recommended for adults, not needed for kids). The optional mesh sash can be tied in the front or back for a feminine look.

FABRIC: Swimwear fabric (nylon or polyester/spandex) with stretch in the length AND width. Soft, stretch mesh for the waist tie.

Wheew! Those are magnificent sewing patterns!

I am one of the lucky ambassadors who sewed up these lovelies before they were being released by Jalie Patterns. Let me show you what I made few weeks ago. I sewed up Vanessa fluid (an old pattern) to match my Bobbie top, Clara leggings and Mimosa and those cute underwear.


Fabric: From The Fab Clique.



Fabric: From Fabric Mart

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Fabric: From local fabric Store and The Fab Clique




I’m telling you, guys, these patterns are great. You should grab them and enjoy those professionally drafted patterns. You need these in your lives.

Thank you for your time reading this blog..

Happy sewing!!!



Sinclair Pattern · Uncategorized


        Are you familiar with Sinclair Patterns? They are well drafted patterns for men and women. I’m pretty sure that you will fall in love with these Australian patterns. Sofia Pattern is one of them. Oh! What a lovely pattern name! Don’t you think? I do.
So, I had this great opportunity to participate in Sofia sew along and it was really exciting. This is actually my first time to join and complete a sew along. It was nice to watch the facebook live! There were interactions between the host and the sewers, like-  what kind of fabric to use, pattern weights, fabric markers, etc..
Let me tell you about the sew along from day 1 to day 7.
Day1 (Jan. 12th)-Print, cut, tape the pattern and prepare the fabric.
This was the most difficult task of sewing this sweater—- choosing the fabric.. Yes, I have so much fabric in my stash but it is really hard to decide which one whould I grab.sncr1.jpg
Day2 (Jan. 13th) -Cutting the fabric.
After 2days and 2nights of thinking about what fabric to use, I ended up looking and digging my entire sewing room. My eyes popped when I found this purple and black houndstooth fabric. I purchased this fabric at Joann fabrics not very long ago (It was on sale, of course!).
Cutting fabric is so exciting. It is like playing tetris. Yes, my brain always works hard to make sure my 1.5yard fabric makes it .
Day3 (Jan. 14th)- Stabilizing shoulder seams and preparing shawl collar.
You don’t want funny-looking shoulder seams. Knit fabrics are soft and if you don’t stabilize them, those bacon waves will show. Really annoying sight.
Day4-Setting collar in place,finishing and attaching the shawl collar.
Sewing the pattern pieces, hearing the sweet sound of serger, coverstitch and regular sewing machines are like a therapy to me. Take a look at my collar. Isn’t it lovely?
Day6- Questions, catching up and sharing pictures of sweater.
Oh! man! This day made me smile from ear to ear! My Sofia came out so ammmmmmaaaazing!!
Day7- Voting of Sweaters and announcing of grand prize winner.
There were three sew along-ers who won prizes announced by the host this day. They were so lucky! They deserve it.
 Here is my Sofia.
     Wheeeewww! That was a fun sew along! And what can I say about the pattern? It fits great, easy to sew, quick to make and looks really cute… My favorite feature is the shawl collar.
 That’s all, lovely people.  Happy sewing !