New Indie Pattern Company: Itch to Stitch and Marbella Dress Pattern Giveaway

Marbella Dress Pattern by Itch to Stitch
Marbella Dress Pattern by Itch to Stitch

Hello There Dear Friends,

First a quick update. We took possession of the keys to our new home on Tuesday and have spent the last 2 days cleaning it from top to bottom so it is all ready for us to move in on Tuesday next week. I love it! Hopefully  this will be our “forever home” and I am going to have an amaaazing sewing room. Pictures will follow (eventually).

On the sewing front, not much has happened. I have gone as far as I can with my birthday dress, Vogue 8998 (sneak peak here), and am now waiting for some more silk to arrive. Fingers crossed it will be here in time for  my birthday party on the 8th November. I suspect after that dress gets completed all other garment sewing is going to cease for a little while whilst I get some new curtains made. Yikes! Curtains!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a new to me Indie Designer called Kennis Wong. You can read all about Kennis and her company, Itch to Stitch, here. Kennis very generously offered me a copy of her new dress pattern, the Marbella dress, which I have to say, looks very elegant, comes in 12 sizes from 00 to 20, and also different cup sizes from A – D. (I also like the potential for colour blocking with the yoke).

Unfortunately, as I explained to Kennis, I just didn’t want to commit to sewing a dress right now with everything that’s happening with the move, other already scheduled sewing commitments, and Christmas (!) coming up. BUT, Kennis also offered me a copy to giveway here on my blog. So, Readers, if you want a chance to win a PDF copy of this pattern just leave a comment below telling me what fabric you might make this dress up in. I would love to hear your ideas!

As for me, I would love to do a plaid wool version of this dress…let’s see if I manage that before Christmas (don’t hold me to it!)

This giveaway is open until 12pm GMT Friday 31st October, after which I will randomly pick a winner.

Until soon…

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at

33 thoughts on “New Indie Pattern Company: Itch to Stitch and Marbella Dress Pattern Giveaway

  1. I just love the silk fabric that you are busy with and holding thumbs for a successful birthday dress. I am interested in which version of the neckline you have chosen.. Lovely from start to finish!

  2. I’m starting a new job on Monday, and am looking at making skirts and dresses in some types of suiting fabric. Classy and polished! That’s what I would do!

  3. Thanks for introducing this new pattern designer!
    The dress is gorgous. I have a white stretch cotton sateen with green stitching as flowers on it. (Is much nicer than it sounds!)
    I’ve just looked at the website and there should be enough to make it.
    I’d love to win, but if not it’s definately on my wish list ✂️😀✂️

  4. I like the versatility of this dress, linen for a summer wedding or a silky number for the party season. I would make this in a raw purple silk, giving interest from the texture and colour and allowing the classic boat neck line and pleated hips to emphasise my curves.

  5. I am not sure what I would use to make this dress. Living in FL it would have to be something carefree – maybe a cotton knit.

  6. Lovely pattern — it’s so sleek and feminine! I’d love to make it in a lovely midnight blue color, (perhaps using wool gabardine) for winter and later in soft flowery cotton for summer.

  7. Congrats on the new house and hope that the move goes well next week! I’ve never heard of this pattern company before but I’m intrigued about the optional cup sizes, it’s be great to finally have a pattern that I wouldn’t need to make changes to!

  8. Thanks for the intro to this new pattern company…very interesting.
    I like this dress – it looks very similar to the Peony Ive just finished (still need to blog) ie. same shape & neckline but it has something extra in the separate yoke which adds interest & allows some playing with fabric, colour, print etc – super cute.

  9. Very cute pattern! I would use black or red wool for a dress that can be worn from morning to evening. Looking forward to see your new sewing room!

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