I love a good blog tour and the ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch Blog Tour promises to be pretty spectacular. It’s five days full of amazing inspiration from 26 bloggers and incredible sponsors and prizes. I just HAD to get in on this party!
For my stop, I knew I wanted to sew up the Anza Jumpsuit and Dress. If you’ve been eyeing this pattern too you can grab it today only on sale! Make sure to check out the other posts today to see what else you can get for a steal today only.
I’ve had my eye on this pattern since it was released. All of the tester versions had me drooling and then seeing Nicole’s version in person just had me wanting it even more. I’ve never worn a jumpsuit before and was hesitant if the style would suit me. I’m pretty conservative and am definitely not as hip and cool as my cute sewing pal so here it is a year and a half later and I finally pulled the trigger. Let me just tell you, it’s LOVE!
My cute husband met me to take pictures and hadn’t seen this before I stepped out of the car. His reaction was priceless! He said, “Whoa! That’s really cute. You said ‘jumper’ and I was picturing something the girls would wear but this is really pretty!” That’s a winner in my book!
Can we talk about this fabric for a minute?! My go-to fabric shop Raspberry Creek Fabrics is a generous sponsor of this tour and I had my eye on a couple different fabrics for this look. I finally settled on this dreamy Navy Blue Tencel Twill. I knew I wanted a solid and scoured the shop for something suitable. There were a ton of pretty rayon challis’s and chambray’s to choose from but I settled on this amazing fabric for multiple reasons. This tencel is so soft and the weight was perfect for this. It’s also a little heavier weight than a rayon challis which will make it a great transition piece. The navy color is so versatile and can be worn everyday with sandals or dressed up with pretty jewelry for a night out.
I’m excited to be able to wear this jumpsuit year-round. It’s perfect for fall with a sweater and booties!
I sewed a size 4 and made a few adjustments to the pattern. I eliminated the drawstring casing and did a simple waist casing for the elastic. I used 1/2″ elastic and a faux drawstring that I just safety pinned in place. I love that I can remove it and wear it belted too! I left off the chest pockets as well, mostly for simplicity and to speed up the sewing process. I added an inch to the bodice for my height but next time will add in extra height to the rise as well. I added an extra button to the placket to add a little more detail to the bodice. Lastly, I turned up the sleeve cuff and tacked it in place.
Are you ready for the good stuff?! Make sure to check out all the other stops this week. You’re going to be ‘itching’ to sew it all up for yourself too!
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