{Itch to Stitch} The Holiday Blog Tour

Today is the last day of the Itch To Stitch Holiday Blog Tour and finally my day to share the beautiful top I made.  I was beyond excited when I opened my inbox and found the invitation to be apart of the tour.  It was like Christmas came early!!  And then came again when Style Maker Fabrics agreed to sponsor all of the fabric for the tour.

There is this door downtown that I have been dying to photograph for quite some type and every time I plan to make the 30 minute drive into town it is raining.  Last weekend my husband and I had a date night planned so I could wear my new shirt and he could photograph it in front of said door but as luck would have it after 56 days in a drought we got 5″ in 24 hours and since I am a procraftinator you are getting a special look invitation into my house 🙂Sunflower Seams | Itch to Stitch, Holiday Blog Tour, Arenal Top, Style Maker Fabrics, Sequin knit, Knit, Long Sleeve, Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall, Holiday, PDF Sewing Pattern, Women's Pattern, Women, Top,

I sewed up the newly released Arenal Top for this stylish yet comfortable look.  I have been in love with this top since the tester call came out a few months ago but unfortunately I was out of town during the testing period and could not participate.  The Arenal Top features a curved V neck and front yoke and two hem options; a handkerchief hem or a regular hem.

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I used this beautiful sequin knit and paired it with a Charcoal Heather Grey jersey knit from Style Maker Fabrics.  I have a serious love for all things sequin.  I absolutely love how it can transformed any pattern into something fancy and this top is no exception.  It turned out exactly how I had envisioned!!  One thing to note when sewing with sequin is to go slow and be sure to have plenty of back up needles on hand.  I was incredibly proud of myself for not breaking a single needle while sewing and attribute that to the quality of the fabric and my turtle speed.

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The front yoke is a great scarp busting place to use an accent fabric, however since I really wanted the sequin to shine so I chose to use the same fabric as the back bodice and sleeves.  I have just enough of the sequins leftover and was thinking about making another one using that as the front yoke, maybe with a solid jade jersey knit.  What do you think!?!

The jersey knit has the perfect amount of drape for the handkerchief hemline.  The only modifications I made was to add 2″ at the lengthen/shorten lines in the pattern for the front and back bodice and 1″ to the sleeves.

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Use discount code “holiday16” for 16% off of all Itch to Stitch patterns! The discount will run December 3rd – December 12th Midnight CST.  You can purchase the pattern HERE.

Style Makers is also offering only $5 shipping for orders and discounted international shipping!!  I better stock up and so should you!

 Leslie and Fleurine did such an amazing job organizing this tour and the line up they got together for this week’s tour is filled with some of the most talented ladies.  Be sure to check out all of their makes.

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ITCH TO STITCH HOLIDAY BLOG TOUR 2016
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  3. kimberlycoffin | 10th Dec 16

    This top looks lovely on you! I think you should definitely use the scraps to make another one in jade. That would be so pretty. I have to laugh at your photo mishap. Why doesn’t the weather ever cooperate with our photoshoot needs? 😂

    • Becca Plymale | 10th Dec 16

      Thank you Kim!! I’m glad you think the sequins and jade will look good!!

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  5. pearberrylane | 10th Dec 16

    This is lovely! I’m not sure how you didn’t break any needles. I think you also have to contribute some to the fact that you are sewing on a BERNINA!! :p Totally jealousy on that! Way to go. I’m a total procraftinator, so I get that. Somehow I always squeeze things in! (at least so far.)

  6. Emi | 10th Dec 16

    I love how you used the sequin fabric on this top!! I might have to copy you 😉 It drapes beautifully and looks wonderful on you! It’s too bad the weather refused to cooperate with you, but I think the photos in your home look terrific and festive.

  7. Meg | 10th Dec 16

    So pretty! Those sparkly sequins are amazing!

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