Monday, March 13, 2017

Newport top

Today, Itch to Stitch has released a new shirt pattern, the Newport top*, with several intriguing design details. To start, the pattern has a wide envelop neckline, which creates a kind of boat neckline view. Second the top has a high low hem on the bottom of the shirt. Third, the 3/4 sleeves have a flute shaped bottom. Besides the 3/4 sleeves, regular long sleeves are included. I could not stop at one, and made two sweaters.

Both the petrol and the golden sweater are sewed with the same version of the pattern. I simply sewed a second because I liked the pattern and was curious to see the different vibe of the different fabrics. The petrol version is sewn with a Lillestoff sweat fabric. It is therefore very nice and warm and it looks very cosy. She also tested, and during one of her versions she used a special stitch to fixate the lining. I was clearly inspired and used a honeycomb stitch on the petrol sweater. I have not bought myself coverlock.

The golden dots version is sewn with the same fabric as these leggings and this toddler top. I squeezed the last remaining fabric into that top for my youngest, so all fabric is used now. The fabric is thinner than the petrol sweat but it still is stable. Some testers had a very drapy fabric, that also gave very nice results. The top really gets a different feel with different fabrics.

If you are not a fan of the flute shaped sleeves, you can easily cut the long sleeves width and the 3/4 length option, giving you regular 3/4 sleeves. I think it took be about an hour to make the second top that includes cutting the fabric, ironing on the stabilizer and the actual sewing. Perfect pattern if you realize that you want something special, and you want it now.

The pattern* is now available in the Itch to Stitch web shop with a 20% discount for a week. Itch to Stitch uses a volume discount so check out other patterns while you are at it: spend $20 or more, get 15% off your entire cart; spend $30 or more, get 20% off your entire cart. The Kathryn is one of my favorites.

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. Lijkt me een supercomfortabele aanvulling van de kleerkast! Top!

  2. Meestal ben ik niet zo'n fan van een enveloppehals, maar deze is wel heel mooi!! Waarschijnlijk omdat ie idd wat wegheeft van een boothals, wat dan wel een favoriet is van mij.