It’s my stop on the ITS Time to Sew – Itch to Stitch Fall Blog Tour! I’m so excited to share my make and if you scroll down you’ll see all the fun that I’m excited to share with you – pattern sales and a gigantic giveaway to enter!
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The Arenal Top
When I was browsing the Itch to Stitch website I immediately was drawn to the Arenal Top. I can’t have enough swingy tops in my wardrobe and I loved the features of the Arenal Top – the contrast yoke, hankerchief hem and the beautiful narrow V-neck. To be honest, it was also an opportunity for me to give v-necks a go. They terrify me and it was the perfect reason to give it a try!
The team at Raspberry Creek Fabrics helped me pick out this beautiful rayon spandex navy floral and recommended an olive jersey for contrast. I love how the two fabrics paired together. The team at RCF is always the best about coordinates – I’m still in LOVE with my Sloane Sweater I made a few weeks back. Olive isn’t a color I have a lot of in my wardrobe, but I think I need more of it now!
The Arenal Top, thanks to ITS’ amazing instructions, was easy to put together but a step up from your normal basic knit t-shirt. My fear of the v-neck I think made it more complicated, but I made it through in the end and while not perfect, I think I can perfect it if I tried it again.
This was a three machine top – I used my sewing machine, serger and my coverstitch machine so all the seams are finished beautifully and I’m obsessed with the result!
You can get the Arenel Top on sales today for only $7!
I have been on a jeans making frenzy recently and I knew I wanted to make the Liana Jeans. I used my favorite jeans fabric, the Cone Mills jeggings denim from D&H Fabrics Co which led to another great pair of jeans. They are much roomier than my Ash Jeans that I made a few weeks ago and I think they gave a really good fit straight out of the pattern!
The instructions for the Liana Jeans were super clear and there’s a great sewalong as well for any steps that you stumble along the way on. On my next pair, I think I would want to grade in on the waist (the opposite from the Ash Jeans) as I found myself pulling them up throughout the day. Additionally, the belt loops didn’t accommodate my normal belt so that just requires me to make them a little “bigger” next time.
I generally get pretty lucky with fitting straight off the pattern so I didn’t make any adjustments to this pattern either – which is a huge win around here!
You can get the Liana Jeans on sale today for only $9!
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Make sure you stop by the other stops along the tour as you may find some other discounts there too! Thanks so much to Kennis at Itch to Stitch and the entire team for putting on an amazing tour!
I received 2 yards of fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics to make my Arenal Top and the Arenal Top Pattern from Itch to Stitch in exchange for my participation in the blog tour. As always, all opinions are my own.