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Made by a Fabricista: Inspired by Athleisure

 Hey all!  I hope you are all healthy, happy, and sewing!  

With this craziness of CoVID, I figured at some point this school year, I will be quarantined due to exposure to the virus.  To get through that time, I decided to make something unbelievably comfortable and also cute.  Right?  

 

Fabric Mart usually has athletic fabric and when I am in the mood to sew it up, I snatch it up!  I've never, ever been disappointed in this fabric selection.  Here is a link so you can explore.  Activewear selection

This white and pink I used are active wear, not swimwear.  Using swimwear for clothing might drape a little differently, so try it out prior to your full commitment.  In other words, purchase a bit extra and make a muslin.  It helps!  

Let's start with the white top.  It is a very simple design, and I've used this style/pattern numerous times and I knew it would fit.  Because the fabric is so stretchy I used SewkeysE tape at the shoulders, necklines, and hemlines.  My serger made quick work of this and my regular machine on some stretch stitches finished off the hems nicely.  

Now for the pants.  I am so excited about these!  First of all they are pink, the fabric feels amazing on my skin, and these are pants I want to wear daily.  I have zero intention of working up a sweat in these, zero.  

Also, since I pre-washed and dried, these won't shrink either.  For some of you ladies that are taller, this is a bonus!  Pants may fit me at the store, but after several washings and dries, they are too short.  


I plan on wearing these before I am quarantined, probably on casual Friday and obviously on the weekend.  I hope you'll snatch up some of this amazing fabric!  


If you are interested, here's a link to the patterns I used: 

Cachet Tee

JJ Joggers

Happy sewing!

Sue from Ilove2sew!  


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