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Sewaholic Pacific Leggings, McCall’s 7446 Leggings, Simplicity 1463 Top

Another day, another activewear sewing project. What can I say? I’m obsessed. This time it’s a triple threat! First up: the Sewaholic Pacific Leggings. I made view C, the cropped leggings, with one big alteration: I slashed the back legs and added mesh panels behind the knees which echo the style lines in view B. One small alteration: I nixed the crotch gusset (the feature that made me excited to try this pattern) because, well,…

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Hudson Pants and Two Pneuma Sports Bras

Activewear sewing continues! These are my third True Bias Hudson Pants and my first capri version. They’re made from a super soft and lightweight “denim” French terry from LA Finch Fabrics that I also used for this Plantain shirt. I cut a size 4 so they’re pretty slim fitting and I also adjusted the front crotch curve to get rid of some excess fabric in the center. Other than that, the only change I made was…

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Fehr Trade Steeplechase Leggings

(doing my best zombie “Thriller” pose) I’ve been working out lately. Like, a lot. Running every morning (highly recommend the Cto5K app for your phone…), yoga-ing (that’s totally a word, right?), taking Krav Maga classes, and this month Miss Lulu and I are taking a workshop to learn the dance to “Thriller” for Halloween! So to facilitate all this running and punching and zombie dancing, I’ve been sewing ALL THE ACTIVEWEAR. These projects are both the Steeplechase…

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Patterns for Pirates – Peg Leg Leggings

EVEN. MORE. ACTIVEWEAR. SEWING. Yep, I’m on a roll and perhaps even a little obsessed. Most of my sewing the past couple months has been geared toward some type of sports, exercise or outdoorsy-ness. Sorry, not sorry. This is my first Patterns for Pirates make and it’s pretty successful. These are the Peg Legs – a simple leggings pattern with no side seams (yay!) and no waistband elastic (double yay!). The fabric is again from…

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Sewaholic Cypress Cape

I’m back from my trip to Hot Springs National Park. Unfortunately, it didn’t rain so I never got to use my newest creation while I was there – hence we get some moldy-backyard-fence-photos of my Cypress Cape. The Sewaholic Cypress Cape is essentially a gussied up rain poncho but it has some nice features that made me want to sew it – semi-circle sleeves for range of movement, those awesome back pleats, pockets, and options for…

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Made with Moxie Prefontaine Shorts

  More activewear sewing! Several weeks ago I began using a Couch to 5k running app to help build up my endurance for some big upcoming hikes. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m no runner. Really, I’m extra slow. And I have no intention of signing up for a half marathon or anything. For me, running is mainly a good excuse to be outdoors. I work from home so I’m stuck inside most of the…

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Hiking Archer – More Activewear Sewing

Did you know this year is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service? I love National Parks! Creating them is one of the best things this country has ever done. Whenever I get disillusioned by the mess of our current political system and I start thinking “you know, that Justin Trudeaux guy seems like an alright dude,” and “Vancouver is really just like a much colder Austin,” I remember the National Parks and think, “well, at least…

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Papercut SJ Tee and Ooh La Leggings

This post is a two-fer! I made be a bit late but I have thoroughly jumped aboard the activewear sewing bandwagon. This is my new yoga outfit: both the shirt and leggings are from Papercut Patterns. Tee: I made the short sleeve, non-cropped version of the SJ Tee out of an incredibly smooth and soft rayon/lycra blend I bought from a now-defunct local store. The thin and light fabric works well for a slouchy tee (it has…

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