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I recently made another pair of these “joggers” using Simplicity 8268. I have reviewed this pattern before and it’s one I absolutely love. This pattern is for knit fabric, so for these I used a stretch velvet.
Velvet is very much on-trend these days, so what better way to incorporate that trend into my own sewing than to make something comfy that I can wear every day?
The ruffles part of this post are featured in this MimiG/SewSewDef “Georgia” turtleneck. This top is so cute and easy to make. I used a cotton interlock I already had in my fabric stash for this.
This can be made in a couple of hours. I really like the length of the sleeves and the bottom hem. It seems that it’s only in sewing that you can get the length you want in a shirt so you don’t have to worry about being over exposed when you bend over! The Georgia turtleneck is a PDF pattern so you can get instant gratification. I’m thinking this would also be great in stretch velvet…
For the month of February, I’ve been working on pieces for a work out gear challenge that’s been started by the #sewmuchtalentFBgroup (any of you PeriCrafters are familiar with this). Making my own work out clothes has been on my radar for a while and I think this was the push I needed to get it done! I had made some things last year (click here) that I still wear, but I wanted more. And I had plenty of patterns to choose from.
So, I used B6295 to make these leggings.
The top, which I altered to have a hi-lo hem, is the Style Arc “Alannah” T-shirt.
For spring/summer, I made the New Look 6285 (S0547) top (it has two sets of pattern numbers) and I altered Simplicity 8268 joggers to make the shorts.
For anyone interested in the leggings, the pattern is great and easy, but I think it does run a bit large. Next time I’ll take out some of the “extra” in the pattern. I actually cut these down after putting them together. But, the side pockets are great!
I don’t think I’ve reviewed any of these patterns yet, so I’ll have to get on it soon!
Happy new year! Hard to believe it’s 2017 but here we are. I hope to make the best of it and I hope the same for you as well.
II made these Simplicity 8268 joggers as my first (two) completions of the year. I wanted something casual and comfortable to wear. I spend most of my days dressed casually (I’m sewing at home and away professionally now), but I didn’t necessarily want more sweatpants.
Honestly, this isn’t something that I would have even chosen, but it was on sale so, why not. As it turns out, I’m really glad I bought it.
While the all black is hard to see, it’s made of a ponte knit with black rib knit waist and leg cuffs. The purple is a polyester athletic fabric with the same black rib knit waist and leg cuffs.
This features deep pockets which I love. You could add a gusseted side pocket with a snap closure to the leg if you wanted as well.
This could even be made from a sparkly knit fabric for some variety and a different look! Now I’m looking in my stash (of patterns and fabric) for a top, probably long in the back, to coordinate with these.
That’s all for now.
Until next time…