Oh Style Arc Misty, you are most definitely my favourite stretch jeans pattern. I’ve tried others that I quite like, but I always return to you.
This time around I’ve sewn the Misty jeans in a textured stretch jacquard woven that I found at Super Cheap Fabrics. I bought all that was on the roll. It’s substantial, yet has loads of stretch.
I’m pretty sure that these are size 10, which works for my hip measurement and comparatively small thighs. My waist is about size 16, but the stretch in the fabric and the elastic waist takes care of that. Speaking of the elastic waist, as designed the pattern has wide exposed elastic around the waist. I always enclose it in a tube of the same fabric instead. If my fabric had less stretch I’d need to go up a size in this pattern (as learned the hard way in the past).
Because the fabric is textured I dispensed with fancy topstitching on the back pockets. I also leave off the fake front pockets, although I do sew the faux front fly. Style Arc describe this pattern as follows: Want the look of a slim jean and comfort as well? Then this is the pant for you, this style has all the features of a jean, slim cut leg, mock fly, front pockets, back yoke and jean back pockets. The treatment of the elastic waistband makes this a fantastic pant to have in your wardrobe. FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION Stretch denim or any stretch woven fabric with 3% spandex is suitable.
There’s not much more to say about this pattern! I mostly use the overlocker for construction, swapping to the machine where necessary and using a twin needle to secure the leg hems. I have shortened the pattern pieces by taking a small fold out both above and below the knee, which keeps the proportions pretty much right for me.