Regular readers may remember an earlier post where I talked about Kennis Wong, the designer behind the Itch-to-Stitch label, being robbed whilst she was on holiday. As a result, some of her most ardent fans have been conducting an Itch-to-Stitch love tour where they have been showcasing their most recent makes and inviting people to participate for prizes. All the people participating in the tour have posted their wonderful makes, but there has also been an invitation for non-participants to make something new as well. You don’t have to ask me twice!
One of my favourite patterns is the Tierra woven joggers, and judging by the comments in my giveaway recently, it’s popular with many of my followers. I wanted a light, linen summer pair, so had a rummage in the stash and came up with some off-white linen and got sewing.
I have worn these a few times since I made them and tried to take photos to show how versatile they are. They coordinate well with both wovens and knits, and I particularly like them with my silk shirt.
One of the things I always need to get used to with these trousers is the fact that they are essentially baggy. I like trousers to fit me perfectly round the hips, but joggers need to be slouchy and this is what makes them so comfortable. There is an option to put a cuff on the bottom, but I rarely do this, as without it I feel the Tierra’s can move from super casual to slightly formal.
This top is a hack of Burda 7866, first made more than four years ago! I have never blogged this hack, which I shall remedy at some point.
I am now off to make the Itch-to-Stitch Paulina top, which is a new to me pattern, so I shall be back quite soon to tell you what I think.
If you want to visit the blog tour, the contributors are:
Go and check out what they are up to, you will love their makes, I promise!