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Selfish Sewing Week Featured Blogger: Knitty Bitties

By Andrea of Knitty Bitties

I'm Andrea, a girl doing her best to live with joy {sewing + iced tea} in the every day. You can read more about my creative adventures at

Selfish Sewing Week Featured Blogger: Knitty Bitties |

Hello and Happy Wednesday Selfish Sewers!!

I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but how are we already half way through the week?!

I’m Andrea and I am the fill-in-the-blank behind Knitty Bitties. I am thrilled to be here at Indiesew today as part of Selfish Sewing Week. What a treat!

A few weeks ago, as I browsed all the patterns {which are growing at an awesome rate} the one that first jumped out at me was the Zsalya by Kate & Rose. I loved the detail options and the flowy style. BUT, the more I thought of it, the more I remembered how my short torso tends to make me look like I’m “with child” … not the most flattering look when you’re not expecting. So a quick review of my favorites in my closet and I landed on the Natalie Top by Liola Patterns.

The Natalie Top by Liola Patterns created by Knitty Bitties | Indiesew.comNatalie Top / Liola Patterns c/o Indiesew

The Natalie Top tucked in |

This top came together beautifully, both figuratively and literally. I cut my fabric out in about 30 minutes the evening before and then stitched it up within about 2 hours the next morning.

Liola Pattern's Natalie Top from the back |

Robert Kaufman provided the fabric and I chose this beautiful gray floral print from their new London Calling 5 {Vintage} line. This is the most lovely weight of fabric for a flowy spring top!

The Natalie Top Sleeve Tab |

I’m a sucker for detail accents {this may explain my love for Anthropologie!!} and I picked a fat quarter of Art Gallery fabric to use for my neck binding and the sleeve tabs. Doesn’t that punch of orange just make you smile?!

Front view of the Liola Pattern's Natalie Top on Knitty Bitties |

Somehow I managed to flip the front accent pleats {seriously still mad at myself about this} to the inside of the shirt. I’m pretty sure this was my rush to get the shirt made, not the pattern. So … I’ll just have to sew another!

Knitty Bittie's Natalie Top |

Thank you Indiesew for featuring my work and letting me play along this week + Thank you Robert Kaufman for the wonderful fabric + Jamie Hudson Photography for these fabulous images!

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