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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.

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