Itch to Stitch Blog Tour: The Medellin Top

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Welcome, sewing friends! I was utterly delighted when I was invited to join the Itch to Stitch blog tour! Kennis has designed so so many beautiful patterns and seeing them sewn up on everyone helps jog my memory about clothes I’ve been itching to make myself. It’s no secret that fall is MY VERY FAVORITE season and probably also my favorite season to wardrobe plan. All the cozy clothes!

After much excited debate, I opted to sew up the Medellin Top; it could work as a layering piece or on its own, and definitely will be useful in the cooling fall weather (whenever that decided to commence. Just waiting with bated breath over here!)

I also figured that it would be really fun to make Medellin work for a couple of different situations, so I chose some very autumn-appropriate Burgundy Rib Knit (courtesy of blog tour sponsor Mily Mae Fabrics) to start with for a more casual, everyday wear top.

How pretty is the side gathering? Ready for my tiny pro-tip? While I was basting the clear elastic to the gathered portion, I added a strip of Wash Away Wonder Tape right on top of the elastic strip before applying, and my gathers stayed so nice and even. I love seeing a good close-up, so here’s the aforementioned gathering as well as the front crossover.

The instructions left me with no questions, and the tutorial illustrations are very clear and simple to follow. All the marks ensure all the ease is properly distributed for a beautifully-fitting result.  If you’re a fan of Itch to Stitch patterns, you already know how professional they are.

Paired with jeans and slip-ons, Medellin is a great go-to top for everyday wear. You can see how this would be easy to pull on over a tank or short-sleeved tee for an extra layer, and I also really like how this looks on its own. And the burgundy just shouts for crisp breezes and chilly evenings. Or maybe that’s me. C’mon chilly weather already!!

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My second Medellin is for #fancytimes or just when the mood strikes me to wear something upscale. This is some truly incredible Robin’s Egg Velvet (which you can also find at fabulous Mily Mae Fabrics) for a dressier version.

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Add a pencil skirt and heels and you’re dressed to impress! I can see myself wearing this out on the town or even a school fundraising event. What a thrill to have something dressy and yes still so comfortable.

And those close-ups!

As a fun bonus, be sure to check out the Itch to Stitch sale on Hepburn, Mila, Vientiane, Aveiro, Davina, Newport, and Medellin today only using coupon code 916itsblogtour25 to get 25% off these patterns on the tour! (The code will be valid for 24 hours 8am-8am Eastern Time.) Be sure to check out the other blog posts for the new daily codes and pattern sales! You can also use the Tour hashtag to look up more sews! #SewITSTour


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