Do you remember my blog post about my favorite patterns back in May? I was saying that I really wanted to make a pair of simple trousers for summer. The truth is I mostly wear dresses when it’s hot, but there are sometimes when I prefer something a bit easier to put on. Two years ago I purchased a pair of plain navy blue trousers made of a linen fabric that I wore to death and I was looking for a similar pattern to recreate them, maybe in a more interesting print.
And then back in June I discovered an Indie pattern company that had exactly the pattern I was looking for, the Itch to Stitch. The minute I saw the Tierras Woven Joggers I knew they were what I was looking for.
The trousers are really very simple to make. They have a relaxed fit which means very little fitting issues, you just have to make sure you choose the right size according to your low waist measurement. They have an elasticated waist so you can control how tight or loose you want them to be and the pattern also offers the choice to put elastic on the hem for a different style.
I opted for a size 6 for my 30 inches waist and it was perfect! The only thing I changed is that I tapered the side seams a little bit because they were quite baggy for what I had in mind. I also didn’t put the suggested drawstring in the waist, I only put in an elastic which I topstitched for a neater finish and I didn’t put on the pockets because I really don’t like them on trousers 🙁
As for the fabric, I chose a black viscose fabric with little abstract flowers on it that I purchased from Tsagrinos, very soft and very breathable.
I can’t say enough good things for this pattern. The instructions were amazing, very very detailed and the trousers are well drafted in my opinion. I’m glad I picked it and I will hopefully be making many more this summer. I find them perfect for the cooler days or those nights that gets a bit chilly and we are going out for drinks.
You should definitely check out the Itch To Stitch Patterns, there are some amazing garments over there that I can’t wait to get my hands on and you can also find some free patterns, which we all love, don’t we?