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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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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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True Bais Hudson Pants #2

Hey all of you lovelies! Thanks so much for all the comments on my dress. I was on vacation last week so I wasn’t able to keep up with comments as much without phone service. Speaking of vacation I wore my first pair of Hudsons nearly the entire trip. Comfy *and* warm! I made this second pair the day before I left but only wore them a couple times (no cool nature pics with these…

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True Bias Hudson Pants

The Goal: I’m going on a road trip this month! A trip that involves several hours in a car and a lot of hiking at my destination. It’s also November and I notoriously own a grand total of two pairs of pants. Both jeans. Yeah, I need some more pants. Mission accomplished! (I realize black fabric is difficult to photograph so I upped the exposure on these pics to make the details easier to see)…

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Simplicity 1371 – Cynthia Rowley meets Vlisco

This is probably the most daring outfit I’ve ever sewn… The Goal: Let me back track for a second – I think we all have our limits to personal style, what we will or won’t make and feel comfortable wearing. For me I usually draw the line at bold, high fashion styles and tend to stick to something more casual, classic, low key. What was I to do when I saw this Cynthia Rowley design…

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