Okay, another repeat pattern combination. When you’re on a good thing, as they say. It always fascinates me to see how much difference a fabric makes, too.
These are definitely becoming staple items in my wardrobe. The Mandy tee was sewn from scraps.
The main fabric used for the front and the back is the last of a beautiful Gorman wool/something knit that came from Clear It. I used in for a Harper jacket and an Aeolian tee. I wish that I’d bought the entire roll – although from memory it was a massive roll of fabric! The sleeves – and the infinity scarf – are scraps from a soon to be blogged dress that I made for Clare. It’s an acrylic knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics.
The usual construction details – hems stabilised with double sided adhesive tape (usually the Vliesofix brand; I’ve used others and don’t like them much but still have some to use up) and then twin needled on the machine to secure. The rest of the construction is on the overlocker.
The pants are the Style Arc Misty pull-on jeans. This is the third time I’ve made them – and there is a fourth pair to blogged soon as well. Once again I left off the front mock pockets and switched the waistline sewn-on elastic for elastic encased in a separate band.
The denim is from M. Recht. It’s the first time I’ve bought from them and it definitely won’t be the last (as the first thing I did when I returned from Sewjourn – after kissing and hugging the family, of course – was to jump online and order some more). Quality denim and the fastest delivery ever! This denim is a cotton/rayon/lycra mix that makes them super stretchy and incredibly comfortable. So stretchy that I could possibly have gone down a size in the jeans – especially because I’d added a little to the waist measurement at the top of the side seams. These feel like I am wearing leggings. There is no tummy control at all with this degree of stretch in the denim, but gee they feel great on!
The contrast topstitching was done with a triple stitch in regular polyester thread. In addition to adding about an inch and a half to the waist measurement, the jeans were shortened in two places as I usually do, one above the knee and one below.