15.10.18

Workout wear 2018

My entry into the Pattern Review mini-wardrobe contest was workout wear.  I have written up all the reviews over there, so will just provide links if you are interested in pattern details, fabric selection etc.

I started with the Jalie Isabelle leggings, which I modified to have a great big side pocket.



Next up was the Jalie Loulouxe skort, which I modified to be made up in a stretch woven.



The first top was the Greenstyle Creations tie-back tank.  I forgot to get a photo of it untied.



My second top was a self-drafted loose fitting tee.  Usually I run in tank tops, so this is a bit of a departure for me.



The final garment was the Stylearc Steffi Jacket.



 Whew!  Just getting them sewn and written up within the deadline was a workout in itself.





4 comments:

  1. Nice collection! I'm not a fan of Isabelle's bulky front pocket - the side pocket is a great idea.

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  2. oooh nice!

    Hey so my pilates instructor from Brazil has a friend who sells leggings. The fabric is sooooo good. Thick, not see-through when stretched out across your bottom, and not hot like lycra is, but sort of soft and sorta-breathable. Any idea what it is and where I might buy it? Bearing in mind the plasticky-sticky fabrics are horrible in weather like we have now. (Oct. Build Up. I'm sure you can remember eeek!)

    Yeah, but seriously, I do love your wardrobe!

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    1. Hey there tropical threads!

      This leggings fabric is soft and thick, although I find all leggings too hot in summer. This one doesn't feel sweaty like swimwear lycras. It is from the fabric fairy
      https://thefabricfairy.com/fabrics/by-type/wickaway.html?SID=f171b325f46e7534c88972bbb5e25773

      In Australia, you can get supplex lycra from Glitter and Dance
      https://glitteranddance.com.au/products/au-dance-activewear

      Supplex is soft and feels like cotton against your skin, but is wicking. It also lasts really well. I am still wearing the supplex lycra workout clothes that I made whilst I was in Gove.

      Happy Sewing!

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  3. Great idea for a mini wardrobe and clearly you will get good use from it!

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