Snow Sewing

While we were here being snowed in by the blizzard, I decided to pull out some projects that I haven’t taken the time to do otherwise. So one thing was this Kwik Sew 3455 pattern for work out wear.

I’ve made the pants before here and I’ve been intending to make the top for a while. So, a snow day was the perfect opportunity. I don’t know if any of you have made something like this before, but I highly recommend it. If you want a quick, easy project, give something like this a try. I really like this particular pattern. It’s knit, so there aren’t really any adjustments to make. And it’s a good stash-busting pattern. With the contrast fabric, each piece needed was less than a yard.

Now I can get back to my regular work outs that don’t involve shoveling snow!

Until next time…

Athletic wear and T-shirts…

Last year when I did my first RTW fast, one of my goals was to make some work-out wear. Well, it never happened. I had too many other things to do and not enough time. This time around, I got it done.

The first thing I made were these capri leggings for working out.

Yes – lime green zebra print lycra work-out pants. I used Kwik Sew 3455. I absolutely LOVE them. They are so comfortable and I can’t believe I waited so long to make my own athletic wear. The pattern has a gusset in the seat, so that gives more room for stretching without tearing.

I also made the same thing in a very subdued black nylon lycra.

As for the T shirts, I used Jalie 2805 for those. I’ve had this pattern for quite a while and never got around to using it. Now I get why people love it!

This one is made from some left-over knit I had. It’s a sweater knit, so it’s a bit warm for hot days. But I was glad to be able to use up the material I had.

This one is an ITY knit that I’ve had and never used. It’s light-weight and very comfortable.

That’s all for now. Happy sewing!