Much needed sports bra

I have been sewing for so long now, that I generally have way more clothes than I need.  Lately though, I've had to go digging through the washing for a sports bra, as several of mine have bit the dust.

This is my TNT sports bra pattern, and was drawn up by cutting up a Berlei compression style sports bra.  This time around, I used a wickable cotton spandex, from Bra Makers Supply, for the main fabric.  I know lots of people don't like to wear cotton for exercise, because it is heavier when loaded up with sweat than synthetic fabrics, but I prefer the feel of cotton.  I have run in this one a few times, and it does feel better than my regular cotton spandex sports bra made from the same pattern.  It is thin for a sports bra, but I have doubled it up with a fairly substantial power mesh.  I dyed the power mesh to match. 

I bought the wickable cotton fabric in 3 colourways, and hopefully I will get the others sewn up soon.  I did start on a Sewaholic Dunbar sports bra, but the pattern sizing is way off and I put it to the side a few weeks ago.  I need a few clear hours to get back to it.


  1. Love the two tone green on this. I far prefer wearing cotton to exercise in too - I've had a nike dry fit tank top that's 100% cotton and which has been on rotation for close to 3 years now. It's my workout workhorse. I'm especially attached to it since I read about synthetic farics and plastic fibre shedding!

    1. Oh, I don't know about plastic fibre shedding. I'll have to look that up.