Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Itch to Stitch Chirripo Top PDF Sewing Pattern Review

Do you like to sew with woven fabric? I have a special place in my heart for woven fabric and have been sewing it up like crazy in this hot humid summer we are having (and always have in North Texas). My latest obsession has been with the Chirripo top by Itch to Stitch. I made two in the tank option (it also has a fluttered sleeve view) of this pattern over the past few weeks and love how well this top fits. 

Pattern Details:
  • Square neckline with a front and back yolk
  • tank or short fluttered sleeves
  • front and back gathers under yolk with the perfect amount of ease
  • Cup sizes A - DD
  • Pattern sizes 00-20
  • side underarm panel and notches to easily line everything up  
  • happiness (LOL, not really, but I sure felt happy in my top)

I made this first top in a crepe that I found in the Dallas Fabric district. It was on a remnant table for about $2 and was only a yard. I was able to get the entire tank out of that yard and even had some left over. Score! I love patterns that use remnants. If you are working with even less fabric, you could contrast the yolk and front panels for a different look. 

My favorite part was getting to meet up with Aimee to take photos. It was so crazy hot, and I had not seen my friend in what seemed like forever (ok, maybe a week!) so I had lots of catching up to do. Her top is made with a gorgeous light cotton print. She made hers slightly longer so that it captured the panel correctly. Turned out awesome!

We also took photos of our second tops together. We both wore camis under our tops to make it easy to change outfits. I believe we are talking about how my husband thinks I have too much fabric. We both laughed and laughed. 

My second top is made out of a polyester that I also found in a remnant bin. I think I paid $1 for this one! I can tell it is polyester based by the way it sounds. It is pretty soft and has such a nice hand. It was from Francis Malik's Ivy Jane line. It was such a great find!

My shorts are the Greenstyle Taylor shorts pattern. I am still on the hunt for a perfect fabric for more pairs of these shorts. They are my "muslin," and I am pretty sure I need to make some adjustments. I am newer to sewing pants with a zipper and fly so send me all the tips you have. I felt so brave when I scooped out the crotch curve after making them! I think the only adjustment I have remaining is to slim the legs the tiniest amount and to shorten the front. I will definitely be writing a post about these (hopefully in the near future). 

This top is perfect for my lifestyle. It feels perfect for dressy and casual. To breastfeed in it, I wear a cami underneath and lift the shirt up from the bottom. My little one loves to grab the fabric and feel of it while she nurses. 

Here is the back. I think I nailed the back on the top and shorts. What do you think??? 

You can grab a copy of the Chirripo Top here It will be 20% off for a week to celebrate its release. 

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Disclosures: I received this pattern for free as part of the testing process to give the designer feedback about the instructions and fit of the pattern. This post also may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation when you purchase via my link. There is no cost to you.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Photo Credit: my wonderful friend, Aimee Wilson

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