I was so excited to be able to test Itch to Stitch’s newest pattern – the Uvita Top. Want to hear the best news? It’s free and launched with a sale for Itch to Stitch for 20% off all patterns in her shop with code bye2017. Amazing right?? Let’s talk about this awesome new pattern.
The Uvita Top is a relaxed, dropped-shoulder top with a beautiful boat neck neckline. It has two different sleeve options – a 3/4 and full length sleeve.
By far my favorite feature of the pattern is the boat neck. The neckline is finished with a knit binding that leaves a very clean finish. I always loved RTW boat neck tees and sweaters so I am so excited to be adding this to my handmade wardrobe.
Kennis’ patterns from Itch to Stitch are so beautifully done – from the instructions to the pattern itself I always love seeing her patterns. I haven’t had the chance to sew many of the patterns but I have my eye on so many of them.
I usually don’t sew with a lot of double brushed poly (DBP) – I don’t know why, but it’s not my favorite fabric to sew with. I much prefer a bamboo cotton jersey or french terry. I have been ordering a bunch of bundles from So Sew English because their fabrics are just so cute and the bundles ship immediately, so I’ve been acquiring some DBP.
The Uvita Top was a quick test turnaround so I decided to try out the DBP. Because this was a more relaxed fit I think it turned out well! I’ve sewn up some tighter fitting garments in DBP and feel like it just clings to my body too much – but this turned out better.
The Uvita Top is a great stash buster as it looks so good in so many different fabrics. My favorite though, is this beautiful striped version from Sewing with Sarah – and it’s the pattern cover because it’s just so amazing! Now I want a striped version. You can see even more version on the pattern launch page here!
Guess what guys, it’s another t-shirt pattern that I can add it to my Search for the Perfect T-Shirt!
This top definitely exceeded my expectations – usually relaxed fit doesn’t fit my normal style pallet but the boat neck made me really want to make one. I think that it really makes the t-shirt pattern unique. I sewed up a size 6, which lined up almost perfectly with my measurements.
I also did something I don’t usually do and hemmed the sleeves and hem! I recently ordered some hem stable tape for knits and I can’t wait to give it a try with hemming knits – but even without it, I do think hemming knits isn’t quite as bad as I thought it was! My favorite tool for hemming is the Dritz EZ Hem – you just have to be careful not to touch it when you iron it because it does get hot. But it’s just so easy to iron up your hem allowance.
Itch to Stitch is having a sale to celebrate the holidays and the end of the year and you totally don’t want to miss out! I’ve made a few Itch to Stitch Patterns including the Bonn Shirt and Tierras Joggers. I also really want to sew up the Brasov Top (which is so similar to a RTW top I wear all the time!) and the Lapaz Jacket. If you’ve had your eye on any Itch to Stitch patterns, make sure you don’t miss out on the sale. Use code bye2017 for the discount!
I hope you love the new free pattern from Itch to Stitch as much as I do! What’s your favorite Itch to Stitch pattern??
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