Free Shirt! Itch to Stitch Uvita Top

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After making a series of Renfrews this fall (5 in total, not all blogged), I was ready to try out a new t-shirt pattern. This is the free Uvita Top by Itch to Stitch. It has a dropped shoulder–a first for me–and relaxed silhouette.

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I saw this pattern as soon as it came out but wasn’t sure that it was for me until I saw this version by Handmade by Lara Liz. I already had similar fabric in my stash, so I basically copied her version. Thanks for the inspiriation, Lara!

This fabric was part of a knit bundle from So Sew English Fabrics that I bought back in August to make my mom a shirt for her birthday. I made her a v-neck Sewaholic Renfrew with 3/4 sleeves. I didn’t take any pictures of it, but she says that she loves it. The fabric bundle came with 2 yards of a light blue rayon spandex jersey and 2 yards of this poly floral jersey, and I was able to get a good number of projects out of it. From the light blue jersey I made a long-sleeve Renfrew for myself, a newborn mermaid gown from See Kate Sew, and a matching hat. All together I made three shirts plus a baby gift from the bundle, and there are still some scraps left, too, which will be made into baby hats and mittens. Not bad for $25!

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Back to the pattern… The neckline is finished with a facing instead of a band, which was a first for me. It was pretty fiddly, but turned out okay. The pattern instructs you to stabilize the neckline and shoulder seams with interfacing. I completely ignored this. I never stabilize my necklines, so i just decided to wing it. This worked out fine for now, but we’ll see how it holds up over time.

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This was a nice quick project after some more difficult projects (coming soon to a blog near you as soon as it’s nice enough outside for pictures!). I think it’ll work nicely into my casual wardrobe. Maybe one day I’ll even wear it to match my mom!
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Pattern: Uvita Top by Itch to Stitch in size 0
Fabric: 1.375 yards poly jersey from So Sew English Fabrics (leftover from making my mom a similar shirt)
Notions: n/a
Cost: Fabric from stash + Free pattern = Free!
Time: 3 hours

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