It’s the Designer Stitch Anniversary Tour and I’m joining in to help celebrate. Nearly all my bestie blog friends that sew for themselves sew Designer Stitch patterns, so I thought it was time for me to put my big girl pants on and give it a go. I recently received a store credit from Ann (the A-mazing designer of Designer Stitch) while at the SNAP! conference about a month ago, so when the tour opportunity came up I thought it would be a perfect excuse to give myself a deadline to get at least one done. Sometimes deadlines really help to motivate me. *This post contains affiliate links because a girl’s gotta try to justify to her husband why all those packages of fabric keep showing up at the door.
So, you should notice that “Jenny Dress” is included in the title of my post… Bless it. Jenny and I are still trying to work things out, so I’m actually going to be sharing the Kat Top today. I didn’t change the title because that would change my perma link, and if you are a blogger, you know you don’t want to mess up that perma schedule HTML if you can at all prevent it. If you aren’t a blogger, just know that you don’t want to be the person that screws all the links up for the tour. I will tell you that I am learning a lot about fitting and my body shape while working on the Jenny Dress and Ann has been so amazing and providing support to help me get the perfect fit. I just want to show it to you when I have it “just right” so to speak. On a side note… The Jenny Dress has an invisible zipper and I totally killed that zipper. I mean it looks freaking amazing, so I may sneak you a peek of that on Instagram so you can be in awe with me. It’s my first ever invisible zipper. While I was doing some fittings, my 8 year old zipped it up and said, “Man mom, that really is invisible.” #nailedit
Okay, Okay… How about the Kat Top? The Kat Top is a super amazing shell top. I feel it must be said that even with it’s classic design, this look is definitely on trend right now. Woven shirts in general are on fire, but this relaxed fit is something I’m seeing everywhere.
This top comes with two version, called the Weekday and Weekend Top. The Weekday Top has an easy fit with set in sleeves, while the Weekend Top has a slightly more relaxed shell with a Kimono sleeve. I stitched up the Weekend Top for this post. And I’m probably going to be wearing it quite a bit. It pops on without any closures and the relaxed fit makes for comfortable wear. It is a fantastic pattern for beginners.
I’m just kicking off my summer here, so I felt gingham was the perfect fabric selection for this make. Is there anything that screams summer more? Maybe seersucker??? Still, I think it is perfect for the vibe I wanted.
To help celebrate the Designer Stitch Birthday, you will find that all patterns are 50% off right now. It’s a perfect time to try some of these patterns that you’ve been eyeing in your newsfeed. You will not be disappointed with the quality and knowledge you are getting when you open a Designer Stitch Pattern. They are the real deal.
Be sure to check out the makes from all the other bloggers. There are seriously some amazing makes. I’m always in awe of women that sew for themselves. I personally don’t do it much because boobs and butts are just so hard to deal with sometimes. But these ladies show you just how possible it is to do and how you can make things look so great.