17 September 2015

#REMIXTHESTITCH - Happy Birthday Straight Stitch Designs!

Only 1 year? It's seems like forever since I've participated in the first pattern test for me... The first piece of clothing I've made for me was the Ravenna Top, actually it was the second, but since it's the first most used one I will consider it the first! Thanks Kimberly for making me want to sew for me and not only for the kids! Straight Stitch patterns are good, VERY GOOD! I'm not saying this because I'm here on the #remixthestitch tour to celebrate the 1st birthday! Since the Ravenna I've sewed the Ballard and the Greenwood, here, here and bellow! I'm eyeing the Laurelhurst and the Bellevue ;-)
Let's see if I can remember what I've changed in the pattern... I've sewed it at the beginning of summer and used it over and over again. I've made the front panel in knit adding a couple of cm in the sides. The back panel I've divided in two and added button placket, I've added also some cm on the sides. For the back I've used swiss dots fabric. For the arms and neckline I've used a bias with the same fabric from the back. I've added a little peplum at the bottom. But enough with the explanations. Want to see my clown top? (I call it the clown top because of the back buttons)
Check out what this amazing bloggers are doing with Kimberly patterns!

Tuesday, September 8th: Meg Cookin' and Craftin' | Jennifer Ginger Peach Studio
Wednesday, September 9th: Ajaire Call Ajaire | Heidi Handmade Frenzy | Stacey Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Thursday, September 10th: Melissa Rebel & Malice | Annika Näh-Connection | Abby Sew Much Ado
Friday, September 11th: Katie It's Hard to Hear Up Here | Jane Buzzmills | Lisa Mabey She Made It
Saturday, September 12th: Elena Randomly Happy | Allie Indiesew | Jess If Only They Would Nap
Monday, September 14th: Jaime Made By Jaime | Lauren BASTE + GATHER | Sara Made by Sara
Tuesday, September 15th: Audrey Skirt Fixationy | Teri Fa Sew La | Hayley Welcome to the Mouse House
Wednesday, September 16th: Emi Just Add Fabric | Rachael Imagine Gnats | Teresa Dandelion Drift
Thursday, September 17th: Kaysie | KZJO'STUDIO Rita Conversas de Hermanas | Stephanie Swoodson Says
Friday, September 18th: Andreia In a Manner of Sewing | Nienke Pienkel | Abbey Sew Charleston

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  1. Beautiful! Love the different fabrics and the coloured buttons match your personality! :D

    1. I'm planning to change the buttons... was great during summer holidays but I guess I prefer something more classic now that beach days are over! ;)

  2. What?? AWESOME I truly love this! Great hack!

    1. Tks! The idea came from my favourite t-shirt husband decided to ruin doing laundry...

  3. Love how you used the different fabrics and looks great on you!

  4. Rita--- I'm in love with your Greenwood riff! I just squeezed out a black tank in ponte knit today and after seeing yours I can't wait to add a ruffle! Great job!!