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Made by a Fabricista: Sue Makes a Workout Outfit


Every year I vow to get in shape and stay in shape. Typically, I do really well with this promise to myself up until about October. Then it seems like busyness, apathy, and life just gets in the way and I backslide into old habits...including not working out!  So to start 2015 out right, I decided the best and most appropriate thing to do is make some workout clothes I will look forward to wearing and why not? They go together quickly and with this AMAZING fabric I choose from Fabric Mart to complete the job, I'll make more!  



This is a poly/lycra blend and I wish you were able to touch it, it is SO soft!  I wish I could wear something like this to work as I think I'd smile all day long!  I'd certainly look and feel comfortable.

For the jacket I used Jalie 2679, or the women's sport jacket. The details are awesome, the directions are good although a little sparse, and the drafting is perfect.  I LOVE this pattern and I am so pleased with my final result!


It was fun playing with the layout of the pattern pieces to determine where I would use the contrasting white.



For the pants, I used a Kwik Sew pattern that has been in my stash for quite a while. Kwik Sew 3988 has two versions of Yoga/workout pants with a long version with a waist inset, perfect for color blocking, or a shorter version that's knee length that you can make color blocked at the waist seam and outer legs at the knees. Both views have a gusset at the crotch area--which makes you able to move in multiple ways--even ways you didn't know your body was capable of doing!




I LOVE this fabric.  It is so soft and I am very happy with the patterns I choose to make this outfit. If Fabric Mart has any of this fabric left, don't hesitate to purchase is for any knit garment. It is lovely stuff! Check out their activewear selection here. It is a little sparse at the moment, but you can also check out the swimwear section for 4-way stretch knits that could be good for this project as well. 



~ Sue

Comments

  1. Sue, you look great! That color is perfection on you, as well.

    Thanks for the tip about the KS pattern. I love them so much, so I may have to see if I can grab this one!

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  2. This looks comfy and cute! Nice job :)

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  3. OOOh! I love this! I may have purchased every color of that NB fabric. It's soooo soft. I am so curious about those Kwik Sew pants now... I didn't realize they have that gusset. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Very nice! I like your cor choice, your outfits looks nice and comfy.

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  5. I was lacking energy and motivation to do work out. And whenever I did, I'd be sore the next day. As soon I started following this yoga video, I was highly motivated, and my recovery time also improved.

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  6. very nice, you make a motivation for me to workout :)

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