The fancy new elastics came in from Sew Sassy, so it was time to try them out on a second pair of running shorts for Mitch. He loves this pattern, and we have refined the fit so it was time to use the nice Spandex!
Matte Moleskin from Spandex World. It is an 8 oz. weight, so it a smidge heftier than the average stuff, but still breathes really nicely. It is actually more slick than the shiny stuff, which is what Mitch was looking for, but it wasn't any more difficult to sew. It is a winner! And since I can easily get two pair of shorts out a yard, it is a ridiculous bargain.
In case you are wondering, I am working hard on the Myrtlewood. I've never sewn anything with quite this many pattern pieces before, and I made it worse by adding lining pieces. It's moving along, though. I'm still very much in the prepwork stage - interfacing, sewing darts, constructing the collar. Oh, that collar is beautiful!! It is cut on the bias and seamed at CB, so my herringbone fabric makes a lovely chevron effect.