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!
Wow! Time sure does fly when you’ve been super busy. Anyway, I made these two items a couple of weeks ago and I’m FINALLY getting around to writing the blog post.
The shorts are from Burda Style magazine 06/2014 #118. These are casual cargo shorts that I made using a light-weight khaki cotton twill that’s got a little bit of stretch in it.
There is a belt that’s supposed to go with the pattern, but I opted not to make that. I just didn’t like the look of it with the shorts. The pattern calls for snaps for the pockets, but I didn’t have any that would go with the fabric, so I used a button and button hole. The pockets are pleated which makes them extra roomy. This is great if you want to really use them.
The top is the Alannah T-shirt from Style Arc. This is the second time I’ve used this pattern and I really like it. It’s easy, quick to make and fits really well. This particular one in made from cotton interlock.
The length on these T-shirts is nice so you can reach for things without exposing anything! I think this pattern is an easy pattern for beginners especially someone who may be new to using knit fabrics.
That’s all for now. I have a few more summer makes to share and then I guess I should start planning (or at least thinking about) my Fall wardrobe.