Newport Sweater

Another "Itch to Stitch" has hit me. Their Newport sweater/top called my name and I had to answer. Such a great design that can be sewn with sweater knits to lighter jersey fabrics. I chose to go the sweater route with a navy rayon/polyester/lycra/3x2 single brushed rib knit. Now that's a mouthful. Two different sleeve [...]

Discoverer T-Shirt

Now you know I love a great T-Shirt. Ellie & Mac has designed a super cute one with lots of style. The "Discoverer" has so many options go with this pattern from various sleeve lengths to hem bands if you choose. Oh... and my favorite is the super cool color block design. Some homework first: [...]

McCall’s 7912 Jacket

I took my sweet puppy outside this morning and shiver me timbers it was chilly! The dog days of summer are over. I had my arms wrapped around me shivering hoping she would hurry up and do her business quickly because I was COLD. Time to get those sweaters and jackets out. McCall's 7912 is [...]

Fayma Lightness Tunic

You know how I like to go searching for new independent pattern companies to find nicely designed garments? Well, Fayma Patterns was one I came across that I wanted to dig deeper into. This is not your typical "see a pattern, purchase it and be done" companies. NO NO NO. Fayma is a computer generated [...]

Butterick 4230 TOP

Looking for an easy stretchy top with a little style around the collar? Maybe show a little shoulder but not too much? Well then this is the pattern for you. BUT! sewer beware! This cute "little" number is very small and close fitting to the point I wouldn't even go by the size listed. It [...]

Butterick 6801 Top

Since cooler weather is just around the corner, I've been trying out some long sleeve shirt patterns. This one I was "drawn" to because I envisioned a "draw string" across the V neck like shoe laces. Also, I just love the tucks that are made on each side of the front on view D. Sew.... [...]