My 2nd Capsule Outfit: Tierras Joggers and Newport Top

I completed my second Spring/Summer capsule outfit over the weekend: the Itch-to-Stitch Tierras Joggers and Newport Top.

The Tierras Joggers pattern is very similar to the Arden Pants pattern I love so much - elastic waistband, side pockets and straight legs, but the rise on the Tierras is lower, which I personally find more comfortable. These hit me about 2 inches below the belly button and will be perfect to wear with the tops I've made that finish at my high hips.

They are a tiny bit long for me so I rolled them up to right above the ankle. You might also notice some drag lines right under my bum - I completely forgot to do a low seat adjustment (which is what I believe I need here) but I've already adjusted the pattern for the next time.

The fabric is a 6 oz Lyocell Twill from Blackbird Fabrics (the colour is called Cypress, but it's basically olive). It was a dream to sew with. It wasn't too shifty and pressed really well. The pants feel floaty and super soft.

These pants are going to be very versatile and will go well with the cream Ashton Top I finished recently as well as my pink Cedar Dolman.

The details:

My new top is the Newport top also by Itch-to-Stitch. It has some fun details at the shoulders, a subtle high-low hem and 3/4 sleeves.

The fabric is a striped jersey from The Fabric Snob in dusty blue. I love this fabric! It's 95% cotton and 5% spandex, it has some body to it, but it's not overly thick. It is really, really soft and it's easy to sew with. If you're in the market for a beautiful jersey fabric, I highly recommend The Fabric Snob.

I really took my time with this top and made sure the stripes were level and matched at the side. And I think I was pretty successful!

The only issue I have with my top is that although the shoulders fit me pretty well, the top feels big at the high bust and there's a lot of extra fabric at the waist. You can even see the fabric folds above my chest leading me to believe I should have gone with a size 16 instead of 18.

But that's not going to stop me wearing it. It'll go very nicely with my new navy Arden pants so my capsule wardrobe is really coming together!


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