In contrast to my previous detailed and involved project, the Envigado, I have gone for something much easier this time with a feminine raglan sleeve, petal front knit jumper/sweater. Complete with those all important pockets, this pattern is for the more structured less stretchy knits like ponte, sweatshirt, fleece and double knits. This is the latest pattern by Itch to Stitch, rated Beginner+, the Orono Top. Ps. yes, it does also make a perfect breastfeeding top!
I am so super excited to share my latest make with you! When I first saw the tester call for this one I was at the library browsing Facebook whilst my children were immersed in some books and deciding which they would like to check out for at home. Perhaps not the best place to let out an audible gasp and "WOW" exclamation!! My joy was shared by many of the other seamstresses in the tester pool as several of us have been begging Kennis, the designer behind Itch to Stitch, to bring out a coat pattern for a couple of years now. Although not a coat, The ENVIGADO is a fantastic outer layer which will be perfect for Spring, late Summer evenings and Autumnal walks on its own and as an extra layer under a coat for the colder climates in Winter.
Welcome to my stop on the Sew Long Summer Blogtour hosted by Melissa of mahlicadesigns, it couldn't have come at a better time for us here in the UK as we've definitely seen a change in the seasons in the past week or two!
As we say SewLong to Summer, my thoughts are turned to Autumnal sews and keeping the cold, wind and rain at bay whilst being able to remove layers on those days where the weather can't make it's mind up! (Yesterday we had everything from 23°C bright sunshine to 11°C with thunderstorms and gale force winds!)
Whilst I've been keeping up to date sewing cardigans, sweaters and hoodies throughout the Summer, I now need to think about heavier, warmer and drier functionality garments so where better to start sewing for Autumn than a coat!?
Ever since I made my boys their first Elevation Hoodies (click for original blogpost) almost 18 months ago, my Husband has been pestering for one too! In the beginning I had the excuse that the pattern only came in ages 6-12 months to 16 years, however a few of months ago, the mens version was released which took the available sizes right up to 3XL (up to 57" chest!) so I could no longer use that one! Then I had the excuse of it being Summertime soon so there wouldn't be any need for hoodies for a few months which seemed to pacify him a few more months, THEN, a couple of weeks ago, he saw me looking at this blogpost for a zipper front hack and I really couldn't think of any more excuses so figured it was about time I just made it for him, and what's a good outfit without matching mini versions for the boys? After all, they have both grown significantly since their original ones and could do with some bigger, warmer clothes too.
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!