Just in case it isn’t already obvious, I absolutely love Itch to Stitch Patterns. I try not to ‘fan girl’ over any particular thing, but it’s hard not to when it comes to Itch to Stitch. I’ve tested for this designer several times now, but I’ve also purchased a few patterns and made them on my own. Every pattern has excellent instructions, with clear illustrations and written steps that include the little things like pressing and understitching. The drafting is also supreme, and I have always found seam lines to match, seams to be trued, and the sizing to be accurate. Itch to Stitch does draft for a much shorter woman than I am, so I have to add plenty of length, but that’s usually the only change I make.
So, now I’ve professed my undying love this pattern company, let’s talk about their latest release! The Newport Top PDF Sewing Pattern is released today. It is a relaxed fit top with a boxy silhouette, a hi-lo hem, two sleeve options, and a wide boatneck with envelope fold shoulders.
I’ve paired the Newport Top here with the Tierras Woven Joggers that I posted about last week. This top is both cozy and chic, so it’s very easy to wear, but makes me feel at least a little dressed up.
I sewed this one up in my standard size 14, and didn’t actually add any length, although I should have. I used a 50% cotton 50% polyester jersey in yarn-dyed stripes, opting for the 3/4 fluted sleeve.
I am a full hourglass / spoon shape. I am 5’10” with a full bust, defined waist, and full hips. If you aren’t sure if this top will look good on your own body shape, take a look at the tester round-up here to see it on a variety of shapes and sizes.
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