Up on the blog today are two makes that I’ve been wearing constantly since I made them. If you’ve watched any of my Instagram Stories you know this is true. Adrianna at Hey June and Kennis at Itch to Stitch are two of my favorite designers and I love that I can pair their designs together. Their patterns are so, so good and whenever they issue a new pattern, I’m sewing it immediately. I made this Trevi and Tierras when these patterns were issued but just took forever to blog them. In the meantime, have you seen Kennis’ La Paz Blazer? And the Anza Jumpsuit? I’m comin’ for ya, Anza Jumpsuit. Adrianna is up to her usual genius as well with more great patterns too, I can’t keep up!
Let’s start from the top. I really love the Trevi Top and Dress. It’s effortless, simple, and flattering. While it’s a simple top, Adrianna’s construction and attention to detail produces yet another perfectly finished garment from the inside out. This is a French-seamed, sleeveless tank top or dress that has a button placket in the back. She even gives you “Wearing Tips” for those of us that were worried about being horribly awkward trying to button it.
I made a Size 6. The sizing for Size 6 has a high bust and hip measurement of 34.5″ and 37.5″, respectively. My measurements are 34.5″ and 38″. I added 1″ to the length and I’m happy with the finished length. I love the high neckline and the narrow shoulders are flattering on everyone. I used a drapey rayon from Indie Sew (sold out now) and I think it is so pretty.
As you can see I have slight pulling at the upper back. I’m either going to size up for my next one for just slightly widen the two back pieces. I didn’t know I had a wide upper back. It must be residual muscle mass from my glory days as a volleyball player……sorry, I just had a moment thinking about the amazing impact that sports had on my life as a young girl. Get your daughters in sports! It works wonders for self-confidence, inner strength, and camaraderie.
Want to hear about my new favorite pants?? The Tierras Woven Joggers are just so fabulous. I was already swamped with projects when Kennis issued the testing call for her new joggers but I couldn’t pass it up. I’d been wanting to make some joggers for a while and knew Kennis’ design wouldn’t disappoint.
I sewed up a Size 4 based on my waist and hip measurements of 28″ and 38″, respectively. I also added 1″ to the front and back rise. I found that I liked the fit a little more when I increased the seam allowance on the side and inseam to make them a little slimmer fit. I have to say that this red brick tencel twill fabric from Indie Sew is absolute perfection for this pattern. The fabric is fluid and drapey for this style of pants but its sturdiness feels like a bottom weight substrate and something that you’d want for pants. Allie also has a beautiful olive green tencel twill listed that would make some gorgeous Tierras.
My kids are always really well-behaved at my photo shoots but, like all children, want to be INVOLVED in EVERYTHING that you’re doing AT ALL TIMES. So, they like to come pose with their graham crackers and give the set a little flare. My little girl is bursting at the seams with posing strategies. I think she’s onto something there.
I wanted to give this red pair a little more decorative flare and so I decided to add these oversized rectangular patch pockets and add some stitching to the top for visual interest. I may or may not have drafted these pockets after seeing something similar in Anthropologie. I love how they turned out and get compliments on them all the time.
This consensus should come as no surprise to you, but I would recommend both of these patterns. They will become staples in your wardrobe and it’s just a serendipitous bonus that they pair perfectly with each other. These designers know their stuff and the more that I make my own clothes the more I see how important it is to use expert designers like Kennis and Adrianna.
This post contains affiliate links and this fabric was provided to me by Indie Sew at no cost; however, the opinions stated above are my own and wholly truthful and honest. I would never recommend patterns or fabric that I wouldn’t sew with myself.