I am over the moon excited to be sharing a new pattern release with you today! I have been a fan of the Itch to Stitch pattern company since I sewed the Uvita top a year or so ago. I thought it was a great pattern to gauge the way the pattern fit on me, and as a free download, who could ask for more? Well, just recently I saw a public testing call for the Itch to Stitch Bainbridge pullover. As you may know, I have been in a relaxed and easygoing mode here lately. When I sewed the Sew News Palmer Pullover I fell in love with the comfort and style of the garment, and appreciated that I didn't have anything else like it in my wardrobe. The Bainbridge pullover looked like an opportunity to add more items in this category; so, I applied to test the ITS pattern, and was pleased when I found out I was accepted!
The line drawing alone drew me in...
The instructions were wonderful! There were two techniques I especially loved. For the binding, you start with the RIGHT side of the tape pinned to the WRONG side of the fabric. Then, when you stitch it and fold the tape over to the RIGHT side, you simply edgestitch it and you are done. It is great because you don't have to blindly catch the underside, and the seen portion comes out beautifully due to the stitching. This is going to be my preferred method!
My second favorite method was the pocket construction for the front. Kennis Wong (ITS creator) has you use the seam allowance to attach the pockets, and they are then stitched down and closed off with the bias bound hem. So nice!!!!