Mark’s jeans are the same size as Archie’s, I’ve just taken about six inches out of the width of the legs of Archie’s, whereas Mark’s are the original “old man” jeans. They are also made from the same denim, but Archie’s look darker for some reason.
Mark has declared them to be the most comfortable jeans he’s ever owned, but that’s not saying much as none of his jeans are what you’d call modern!
I used my Singer Featherweight for all the top stitching. It does such a great job – an example of the belt loops here.
By comparison, topstitching on my Bernina has a multitude of skipped stitches.
Mark also wore the linen shirt I made him some time ago.
The details: Pattern is Kwik Sew 3504, same size for both Mark and Archie, but considerably skinnied for Archie. Fabric is stretch denim from M Recht, Sydney, Mark’s shirt is Kwik Sew 3422 from striped linen.
Heidi also did well this Christmas, and the cartilage Christmas cracker was very well received!