Trevi, you had me at 'high cut shoulders'....
High cut, cut-away, cut-in, American shoulders (an expression I've learned from Burda) - I'll take it. There's just something about this type of shoulder cut that I can't resist - and with this beautifully designed subtle cut-away on the Trevi you can wear an ordinary bra under it. Win.
The (original) Trevi Top & Dress pattern designed by Hey June (one of my absolute favorite Indie designers) is a versatile and flattering trapeze top or dress for woven fabrics with high cut shoulder straps and a full button down back.
Well, none of my makes have a button down back and the top is made of knit jersey. As stated above - a versatile pattern and so easy to customize.
For the top I cut both front and back on fold - and I finished the armholes and neckline with self drafted bands. I straightened the original curved hem on the back piece and turned the front curve into ties. I know, I should have taken some photos of the changes I made, but trust me they are very simple. The pants are the Ninni Culottes by Named Clothing. My fourth and not last version. The fabric is a pleated satin.
The dress version is actually a lengthened top with the original curved back hem and straight hem front piece with an added gathered skirt. The fabric is a woven crepe with a little stretch. I cut two back pieces as I was planning to make a tiny slit opening at the back neckline, but it turned out that no opening was needed - I can easily pull the dress over my head without (and I could have just cut the back on the fold with this woven version as well).
The original version with the buttons is beautiful, but hey - if I can avoid button holes I sure as hell do so.