As many of you from the sewing world have probably heard, Kennis, the designer from Itch to Stitch, came home from vacation to find her home buglarized. She lost her sewing machines, cameras, computers, and many other things. I wanted to share one of my favorite Itch to Stitch tops with you today and encourage you to go support her shop as she rebuilds her business.
I made the Itch to Stitch Kathryn top in a cotton jersey from last year’s Raspberry Creek Fabrics club line. (If you haven’t heard, Raspberry Creek recently moved to their own website from Etsy, and it’s fabulous! Go check out their Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales this weekend.) The Kathryn features a pleated upper section and is available in both dress and top length. This is a perfect casual shirt with jeans and I find myself reaching for it frequently. (Fun fact: I was actually about 18 weeks pregnant with my baby in this picture!)
I love the pleat detail around the neckline of the Kathryn, and it was much easier to construct than I expected. Kennis has such fabulous and detailed instructions with excellent pictures. The neckline is faced with a woven to give the pleats stability, but with a wider neckline, it still slips over the head easily.
I have been loving getting to sew little girl outfits after sewing for 4 boys…