A unique cross between joggers, loungewear and workwear, the Tierras Woven Joggers* have just been released from Itch to Stitch* and they are totally brilliant! I've made 2 pairs in completely different fabrics, I'll only be showing you 1 pair as they weren't final version pattern but I'll talk about them because the fabric is definitely one to consider which you may not have. I'm looking forward to wearing my Tierra's in the summer as a great alternative to dresses whilst also being light and breezy, keep an eye on my blog as I've plans to make some new tops to go with these in the upcoming weeks as well!
The Tierras Joggers* is a beginner+ printable PDF pattern from Itch to Stitch* in US sizes 00-20 (25-40.5" waist). It is a low rise jogger for woven fabrics and includes pockets and options for hemmed and elastic ankle cuffs. There are up to 24 pages to print, trim and tape together depending on size or you could get the included A0 copy printed for you by a copy shop or similar if you prefer. As always with Itch to Stitch* patterns, the Tierras* pattern has very detailed size & measurement charts, print & cutting layout guides and are fully illustrated throughout with very professional drafting and finishing options, including full details on blending between sizes and adjusting the rise to get your best fit. The pattern pieces themselves have layers and all sizes have a different line colour and style so however you're printing, it will be super easy to assemble and cut. It requires between 2-2.4 metres (2.25-2.65 yards) of 44" wide OR 1.3-2 metres (1.4-2.25 yards) of 60" wide light to medium weight woven fabric with no stretch. You'll also need small scraps of suitable weight fusible interfacing, some 4cm and 2.5cm wide elastic (if choosing gathered hems) and a length of cording or self fabric rouleau for the drawstring.
My blue joggers in the photos are made from a beautifully drapey, soft and light Liberty Tana Lawn 100% cotton fabric I managed to snag in a huge destash for a bargain price and I needed a total of 1.4 metres including making the draw cord. I made a straight size 0. My machine was having a bad day when I tried to sew the buttonholes as per the pattern for the drawstrings so I ended up using eyelets instead there but that was the only alteration from the instructions I made. They took me around 3 hours to make from printing to finished so not too time consuming and they make great lightweight summer trousers or loungewear.
The other pair I made was during pretesting and I used a beige medium weight woven fabric I can only describe as outdoor walking trouser type fabric, it has a slight brushed feel on the right side which seems to repel water and is likely a poly or poly blend. This is a great fabric for them and changes the look to a more multi purpose or outdoor activity trouser without a hint of PJ to them at all so goes to show different fabrics completely change the look and purpose of these joggers.
How do they fit?
Really comfortably! The elasticated waist makes them easy to pull and holds them in place at exactly the right measurements, the ease through the hips and legs is perfect for me, I've worn them for walking, running around with my boys, lounging and doing housework with no restrictions to any movements. The rise is not my usual preference, I tend to err towards mid to high rise however they sit nice, comfy and yet secure but if you prefer a higher rise or different length legs (maybe 3 quarters or capri's??) there are instructions on how to adjust those included.
For more inspiration in various sizes and fabrics, check out some of the other testers versions in the release post HERE*
Full price pattern - (£8.17) $10 - I received the pattern for free in return for testing
Fabric Cost - £6 ($7.34)
Notions & Thread - £1 ($0.82)
Total Cost for both - £15.17 ($18.56 USD)
Cost to make each additional with similar non designer fabric around £8-£10 ($9.79-$12.24)
The Tierras Woven Joggers* are on release sale for just $8 (£6.54) until midnight 12th March (Central time) only!
AND there is now a permanent 'Buy More Save More' automatically applied discount for up to an additional 30% off your basket so perfect excuse to buy a couple more awesome patterns whilst you're there!!
This pattern has definitely made it to my "Must Make Again" list and actually I haven't made an Itch to Stitch pattern which hasn't! The joggers fit perfectly, are versatile on where you can wear them just by changing what fabric they are made from and go together perfectly thanks to the professional drafting and instructions included. What's not to love?!
To buy the Tierras Woven Joggers pattern, click HERE!*
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Sarah - MeMade
3/16/2017 09:15:58 am
They probably are ;) It's reprieved itself this week though having just made a button-up shirt for my son, hopefully your's will follow that lead too!
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Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!