Both these garments were sewn at Sewjourn back in May. Yet more Misty and Mandy!
The Tessuti Mandy boat tee was sewn a little shorter through the body than the pattern – maybe a little bit too much shorter. I’ll add some length back on the next time that I sew it. The fabric was from the Darn Cheap Fabrics $2 table.
I’m trying to use up some of my double sided adhesive tapes from manufacturers other than Vliesofix at the moment. The one that I used on the hem of this top is a bit stiff. I’m not thrilled with the end result. However, it is still quite wearable.
This is my fourth pair of Style Arc Misty jeans. This time I used some stretch sateen that was lurking in deep stash. I have a suspicion that this one came from the Darn Cheap Fabrics $2 table a little while ago as well.
I cut this pair a little larger around the waist by adding to the side seams from the hips up. As with the last couple of pairs, rather than sewing the elastic to the top of the jeans I enclosed it in a band and attached that to the top. I left off the front mock pockets. These are surprisingly fast to sew now.
These do look pretty tight around the bum, but they feel quite okay to wear. I really dislike my underwear lines showing around the leg edges. Maybe I need to investigate some different undies – but don’t even suggest G-strings to me! Sometimes it amazes me that I show photos that clearly reveal my pot gut and other rolls on the internet – yet at the same time, it is what it is, and how can you sew for it if you don’t acknowledge it?