More Misty Jeans

I made another two pairs of StyleArc Misty Jeans!

First up is part of this month’s challenge on the Monthly Stitch.

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A floral pair! It’s made with the leftover material from my floral bomber jacket. JoAnn Fabrics sent me double the amount for some reason! End of the roll, but like a lot more than a yard.

I really like this pair of jeans. Although, the material could use a little more stretch… Not for wearing after eating a big meal. I’m hoping they stretch out with wear, because they are a tad tight at the moment. I’m also hoping that my trip and all the walking we do will help? Wishful thinking! 😀

I left the back pockets off this version, because the floral was busy enough. I find I don’t use the back pockets at all. I may leave them off future versions, too.

I topstitched everything with regular black thread. I’m really starting to think I may have to save for a new machine. My machine just doesn’t want to work with thicker thread no matter what I do (tension, needle, stitch length, etc.). I think I will have to invest in a better machine. I’ll probably still keep this one around, because the quilting functions are really great and it has a long arm. I do want to get into quilting after following along with #quiltlikeaboss on Lavender Lane. Sadly, timing didn’t work out for me to get started on a quilt at all, but I plan on picking up some funky Dutch-themed fabrics for a commemorative quilt for our honeymoon while we are in the Netherlands. Quilting is in my future.

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For my second version, I used a stretchier denim that my mom sent me for Christmas. It has a sort of striped pattern in it. I topstitched with yellow thread for this pair. Again, just regular thread. These are super comfortable and really nice to wear. You’ll probably see a few more pairs of Misty Jeans in the future. It’s really difficult to try a new pants pattern when this one is so comfortable and fits me pretty well. I have the Jennifer city shorts, though, and summer is begging for me to make a pair.

I’m done sewing for the trip since we leave in a couple of days. I didn’t quite accomplish all my plans… I did get my Pepernoot coat done (spoiler: it’s amazing!). I will post about that tomorrow. I didn’t get my three Pavlova skirts done or a new bra. I did, however, repair three bras to help give me more bras to wear while we are away. I’m kind of glad I have the skirts to sew when I get back since I will be seriously missing my machine. Having a couple of projects ready to go will be great. I am also taking my sketchbook for train rides, days at sea with the cruise, and the plane to sketch out some future projects! I have sew many ideas floating around in my head and figure some fabric shopping there will fuel that, too.


15 thoughts on “More Misty Jeans

  1. I love the floral jeans! I’m currently working on a pair of Misty shorts. I’d like to do some pairs of colored jeans or maybe some fun patterns like your floral, but I haven’t happened upon the right fabric yet. I agree, it’s hard to want to try another pattern because Misty’s are so comfortable. I can’t wait to see the coat tomorrow. You accomplished a lot!

    1. Thanks, Angie! I want to try Misty shorts, too. We need all the colours and prints of Misty jeans before we can even consider moving on from the pattern. Hehhe. 😀

  2. Have a wonderful trip. 🙂 I hope we get to see a pile of photos when you’re back.

    The floral jeans are lovely. I do find the stretch denim bags out with activity; by the end of your honeymoon they’ll probably be just fine.

    (The other pair is lovely too–but the floral! (sigh))

    1. Thanks so much, Andrea! There will be tons and tons of photos! Probably way too many. 😉

      I know the floral is so awesome. The other pair are super comfortable, but the floral are just so much fun! 😀

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