New Pattern: Azores Top & Dress
Happy new year! I don’t usually make new year’s resolutions. However, I sometimes do have ideas about what I would like more in the new year. I sincerely hope that the new year brings more health, stability, peace, and prosperity to the world. On a personal level, I wish that I have a more positive mindset and appreciate what I have. And I would like to share laughter with old and new friends.
I have been making lots of loungewear in the last two years, and for the new year, I would like to make more clothes that people can dress up and go out in. Yes, I know that people face challenges and tragedies, but that makes it even more important to find joy in our everyday life.
The first new pattern of Itch to Stitch in 2022 is the Azores Top & Dress. I make it red and loud to welcome a brighter and happier time.
For one week (through January 10, 2022), the Azores Top & Dress pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies—get 15% off your entire cart if your purchase is $20 or more, or 20% off your entire cart if your purchase is $30 or more!
Azores Top & Dress Features:
- Options for cup sizes
- Option for top and dress
- Slit at center front neckline with loop and button closure
- Front and back yokes
- Chest and upper back gathers
- Long gathered sleeves with shirred wrists
- Cinched shirred waist
- Designed for soft, flowy woven fabric
The Azores comes in sizes 00 to 40.
I design the top to have a short peplum because I think the proportion is flattering. But since you are now the designer of your own wardrobe, you can easily make the peplum longer for your liking! In fact, you can cut it in any length between the top length and the dress length.
If you missed my earlier tutorial on how to make shirring using elastic thread, here it is again! It’s really easier than you think. Don’t let it stop you from making this beautiful garment!
Let’s take a look at the beautiful Azores tops and dresses my talented testers made!
Thank you so much, my lovely testers! I really enjoyed working with you all!
- Boon Kuan
- Maria Luísa
Be sure to grab your copy of the Azores Top & Dress now! The 20% off sale will end on January 10, 2021!
Really lovely pattern! I’m not a dress up type of person, but I really love this design! Time to dress up and go out.
Absolutely beautiful! I love the style, fit, and that it can be a dress or blouse. I like how depending on the fabric this can be dressy or it can be more casual chic. Simply lovely. Please, yes, design more patterns like this one – dress up and go out in.
Addition: It would be neat to see what a contrast from the bodice and the yoke and neckline would look like. I’m surprised no one tried that.
Testers follow the instructions as designed, with no further innovations or hacks, for the pattern release.