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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Head to toe

Winter is coming... I love Game of Thrones! So to keep my little legs warm leggings using a pattern McCalls 6404 View D aimed at non-gym activities worked wonders. Then came the top Kwik Sew 3567.

Toe
The legging uses a stash of navy cotton/spandex from the Remnant Warehouse and 2 green zippers from zipper stop. 
After reading the reviews on PR, I cut the small size. So depending on the fabric, I'll make extra small next time. Flattering sizing for this shortie! I orginally took 2.5cm off the leg length at the ankle. After the initial fitting, I took off an additional 7cm off the length.
Now for the tushy adjustment...
I've deepened the back crotch curve and after the initial fitting, the centre back now has a very small yolk. The pattern now as a longer centre back seam (4cm) now and and a sway back adjustment (3cm). 
I've used a straight stitch for construction and cover stitched the seam stitching. Other reviewers said they should have used a wider elastic, so I used a 32mm wide elastic in the waistband. That worked a dream. As did marking the top of the leggings to the top of my unmentionables. That also worked well because it was just me and the mirror working on the fit of these leggings. Let's move on...

Head
Then I had to have a long sleeve top - didn't I?
Using Kwik Sew 3567 View B with a V-neckline and fabric from my favourite local fabric place MyHung, sold me the last of the purple roll to make this top (and more longs later). We haggled a bit - just for the fun of it.
I can safely say tracing out the small size and sewing this top took 3 hours. 6mm seam allowances are wonderful using a simple straight stitch for the seams and coverstitched hems. This little number was great the next morning at the gym.
At the end of the class, no glistening markings and fleshy bits showed and the class was hard but worthwhile.

Here's today's work wear outfit. Me made dress Simplicity 8914 and me made cardi. And the light fog lifted too.

10 comments:

dkswife said...

It is a nice workout top and pants. I love your work outfit. You look so nice in it.

ista said...

Nice :) I like all the My Hungs though mostly get to Hurstville & Parramatta.

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BeaJay said...

Nice outfits. You always look so put together.

So many are raving bout this Game of Thorns - must check it out - and also the fabric place!!!

RhondaBuss said...

You are truly a sewing inspiration!!! Such great pieces.

Faye Lewis said...

Great look as always!

Kyle said...

Loooove that green side zip!
Are you the best dressed at your gym??

Sharon said...

Great outfit for watching TV but everytime DH puts on Game of Thrones, it is my turn to leave the room LOL

Gail said...

I hope you are not making gym gear just to sit down in! Great work regardless.

velosewer said...

Hi Gail.
My gym gear is definitely designed and make to be worn at the gym.

Joy said...

Great looking gym separates! The details make them extra nice. I like the color blocking on the top.

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