I cheated on my bellbottoms, but only long enough to stitch up a long promised running shirt for my sweetie.
I've had this "Dryflex" wicking polyester knit for quite a while, and poor Mitch has waited very patiently for his shirt.
I mean, what was my deal. It takes very little time to whip up a tee shirt, which is all this is. I used Kwik Sew 3299, which I have made for him before. It's a great basic tee pattern, although I will say that it isn't as broad in the shoulders as Mitch is. Last time I made it, he was a medium, but he has subsequently lost a significant amount of weight. Since this is a running shirt, we wanted a close fit, so I made a small. It fits well through the body, but is quite snug in the shoulders as you can see from the rear view.
I'm wondering if the Jalie men's tee pattern has a more athletic fit. I may get it to try out for next time. I have several other lengths of technical knit fabric.
I did get fancy and flatlock all the seams and coverstitch the hems with the looper on the public side. This is similar to the way his RTW running shirts are constructed, although not exactly the same.
Here is the reverse. You can see that the flatlock makes a "ladder" of stitches on the reverse side. I used the three needle coverstitch because I think it has the coolest looper side. This is the part that is so different from his RTW shirts. On those, both sides look like "looper" sides. I suspect there is a special industrial machine that does that. Anyone know?
Although I did spend an hour or so on this shirt, it was but a brief fling from my bellbottoms.
Here is the right front pants with the godet in and topstitched. The pockets aren't stitched down yet, but how cute are they?!? I'm loving the curved belt loop as well. These are so fun! Thanks to everyone for your input about the topstitching thread. I went with the rust, which was the unanimous favorite. I really like how it looks with this denim.