Skip to main content

Made by a Fabricista: Cute and Comfy in Athleisure Wear

I’ve always enjoyed being comfortable in what I wear, but it kind of became a thing during 2020.  I don’t know about you, but I am ALL about being cute and comfy.  What can be more comfortable then athleisure wear?

During 2020, everything closed, including the gyms.  Even before the gyms closed, I’ve always wanted to make some athleisure wear.  I never really cared what I looked like when I went to the gym and you better believed I never really matched.  I would just throw on T-Shirt and leggings and get my workout one.  Well, with the world opening back up, including the gyms, I’ve decided that I needed cute workout clothes.

Gordonia Hoodie

For my top I chose to make the Gordonia Hoodie from Mood Fabrics.  Mood regularly releases patterns and they are free!  The Gordonia Hoodie is a cropped hoodie that can easily be made in a single afternoon.  I cut a size 12/14 and the only modification I made was to add a ½” to the hem of the hoodie.  I also choose not to add the grommets and drawstring.  I didn’t really feel they were necessary. 


For my fabric choice I selected to use a white Ponte Knit.  I swear by the Fabric Mart Ponte Knit. It’s amazing.  There is always a large selection of colors and prints available. I’ve used their Ponte knit in the past and the colors are just as vibrant today as when I made the garment.  

Simplicity 9337

For my pants I selected to use Simplicity 9337.  This is a new pattern that was just released and I had to pick it up because it also has a top and you can also make shorts.  I also had to have it because this is a unisex pattern and I can make something for my husband and growing son.  I decided on the long pants which is view C and I made a size large.  I am in love with these pants and I know I’ll be making this pattern many more times.  I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern at all and they fit perfectly. 

NOTE: I tried searching for this pattern in the Simplicity website and it is not listed. I’m not sure if they put this pattern out by mistake. I purchased the pattern at Joann Fabric.



I hope you enjoyed my new athleisure set as much as I do!  If you’re looking for something cute and comfy to make then I would definitely suggest the two patterns I used.

Until Next time!

JOHANNA @soveryjo






Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category: PONTE KNITS.

Comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made By A Fabricista: College Inspired Cardigan

Happy Monday All! It has been a while since I wrote a blogpost and it feels great to be back! Today I am excited to share my daughter who hasn’t graced the blog for quite sometime. Now that my children are older, I have to always get their permission to take photos and share. It took a lot of convincing to get my daughter to rock this FAMU (Florida A & M University) inspired cardigan. I originally planned to make the Blackwood cardigan using the orange and green ponte knit for myself to represent my alma mater FAMU but then realized I cut the wrong size.  I was a bit disappointed at first that I cut a medium instead of a large but knew my daughter would rock it. Additionally, even if I wanted to squeeze in the cardigan, it just could not even pass my elbow when I tried it on. It was definitely a learning experience because I now know that you cannot add a non stretch ribbon around a fitted knit garment sleeve. It must be added to a loose sleeve as the ribbon stops the fabric from s

Made By A Fabricista: An Outfit for First Snow

We had a marvellous autumn in western Canada with warm dry days and just a couple of hints of frost. When I was perusing Fabric Mart Fabric's site in October, I was tempted to focus on pretty florals for blouses or dresses but part of me knew that ... (da dah dum ... ) winter is coming . Fortunately, Fabric Mart was stocked with a huge selection of fabrics that are perfect for winter or holiday sewing. Over the past several months I've been planning my sewing projects so I have pieces that work together. To stick with that theme, I decided to pick a print fabric for a top, and a solid for pants, using navy as the neutral. Pants For the pants, I selected Navy Poly/Nylon/Spandex Stretch Corduroy. This fine 14-wale corduroy is warm enough to wear outdoors but will be especially comfortable indoors. It also has a bit of drape which makes it nice for trousers. And who doesn't want some stretch?  I selected Vogue 9181 (Custom-Fit Bootcut Pants) because it is designed for stretch

Made By A Fabricista: Velvet for the Holidays

Are you getting ready for the holidays?  I am.  From past years, it gets so busy in my household around this time of year, so it is never too early to start my holiday sewing.  This year I decided to sew velvet, a fabric I had not sewn for many years but I think it is luxurious.   As luck would have it, FM’s poly rich black velvet flashed on my computer screen and I bought lots.  I thought it would be pretty for a one-shoulder gown, which I had never worn before but admired on others.  The following week FM’s multi-colored one showed up.  It was a poly embossed Bohemian print velvet with jade, yellowish, and crimson colors; it screamed fall and family get-togethers.   I just had to have it!  When the fabrics arrived, the deep colors did not disappoint. I chose Butterick B6557 for both dresses, View B for the knee-length printed dress and View C for the maxi dress. It was perfect for velvets; the front was one whole piece and so was the back.  I cut the fabrics with the nap going down