ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch Blog Tour: Carey & Sequoia

It’s time to sew! Welcome to my stop on the week long blog tour celebrating Itch to Stitch Designs! I’ll tell you all about two projects I’ve been meaning to make and finally got around to. You can check out all 26 bloggers, and be sure to read through to the end of my post to enter the rafflecopter giveaway. There’s a bunch of sponsors and some amazing prizes!

I made two patterns that I’ve been putting off for too long, the Carey Top (aff. link), and the Sequoia Cargos & Shorts (aff link.), which are on sale for one day only, September 20, 2018 for only $10 USD.

I made my Sequoia Cargos (can I call them cargos? I omitted most of the pockets… I’ll just call them pants) using this fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, it’s a super stretchy rayon nylon spandex blend. The Sequoia pattern calls for a non-stretch woven, so I sized down one, and then took another inch off of the legs, because the fabric is very stretchy. I also modified the pattern by omitting the pockets, and skipped the zipper and front fly, instead adding a bit of length to the waistband and making them pull-on pants. That’s how stretchy this amazing fabric is.

 I have been meaning to make the Sequoia pants since the pattern was released earlier this year. I thought I’d make the cargos with all the pockets, because I flipping love pockets, but as I worked on these, they called to me for a more simplified style.

I paired my new navy Sequoias with a Carey Top, which is seriously a pattern I have been meaning to make. I bought this pattern over a year ago, and I’ve had this lovely sweater knit fabric in my stash for over two years, waiting to turn into the perfect loose sweater.

 This Carey Top came together simply and quickly. It’s got these fun little drawstring shoulder details and a flattering curved hem. PS – any tips on what to do with those silly little drawstrings? How would the cool kids wear this style?

I feel like I should note.. I took these photos in the rain. I was hoping it wouldn’t be noticable, and my hair would have that trendy beachy waves look to it, but instead it kind of looks like I don’t own a blow dryer, ha! I apologize for Saskatchewan’s moody weather, especially during uncertain seasons like fall. Although I do love my artsy city’s many murals, and the fantastic photo opportunities they provide.

Sequoia Carey-4

Well, folks! That’s all from me for today. Do be sure to check out the rest of the bloggers and enter the Rafflecopter contest for some sweet prizes! Enjoy the rest of this blog tour, and enjoy celebrating Itch to Stitch Designs (aff. link)!

Check out the line up of Bloggers for the ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch Blog

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Disclaimer: This post has affiliate links. If you use one of my links, and then make a purchase, I get a small portion of the sale as a kickback. You are under no obligation to use my affiliate links. If you do, all money I earn goes right back to patterns and fabric, and helps support my bloggy habit.

Second disclaimer: I received the Sequoia pattern and the fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for free for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions and views are my own.

8 thoughts on “ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch Blog Tour: Carey & Sequoia

  1. Carey is on my To Make list as well! I think it would be a great fall pattern! Your outfit is really cute. I’m going to have to try your stretchy-pull on version of Sequoia. I’m very into pull on pants this year….


    1. Carey is a great fall pattern! I made it in such a light sweater knit, but it could be a cozy pullover in a thicker fabric.

      I considered interfacing the waistband and doing the snaps and all, but I find that elastic waist pants just get a lot more wear in my wardrobe.


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