Saturday, October 16, 2010

When two hobbies collide...

OK - I first saw the reference to hobbies colliding on Cidell's blog and it must have stuck in my head.

My two hobbies have now done that as I have successfully sewn a skort to wear to gym. In fact two!

It is Jalie 2796.

The first one I made in a fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. It is the Swiss 4-way stretch and it is perfect for this skort. I made a brown one and wore it to the gym to trial it. The fabric is beefy enough, but so soft and stretchy and even though it is not a wicking fabric, the sweating/perspiring/glow was not a real issue. Perhaps as it is on the bottom half and not over a large area. I will have to buy more of this delicious fabric! I would love to make some yoga pants form it too.

Anyway I did not get a photo of my first effort, but was so excited I made a second one which is photographed for your viewing pleasure??


This time I used the brown 4-way Swiss stretch on the side panels and waistband and a lovely thick cotton/lycra blend for the skirt front & back and shorts underneath.

Piccie of the side panel to show the detail - it has pockets, which is a nice touch...


And a sneaky peek at the compression shorts underneath. I did,the same as a lot of pattern reviewers mentioned and shortened the leg by about 4 cm (1 1/4") as I felt they were longer than was necessary and this length is now very similar to a RTW skort I have.


So comfy to wear to the gym! I have tried it in BodyStep and BodyAttack and it suits these kinds of classes very well.

Love it!

13 comments:

  1. That looks great! I do both Body Step and Body Pump. I'll have to try making one of those skorts one of these days.

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  2. Great looking skort. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your projects with the rest of the world

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  3. That looks great. I love having good looking exercise gear. Thanks for telling us where you got the fabric...always tricky to find sports fabrics.

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  4. Totally cute gym wear - fantastic!

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  5. those look fantastic! I love the idea of sewing your own workout wear. Perhaps I will have to give a pair of yoga pants a try!

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  6. Great job! I have this pattern and have not made it yet...now I must!!!

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  7. I should make one to get priority access in my over-crowded gym. If I wore it, everyone would walk out rather than view my unsightly legs.

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  8. Love them - they're cute and functional. This Jalie goes on my list to buy - if I buy 3, I get the 4th free, so I'm waiting.

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  9. You did an awesome job on the skort and they look great on you.

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  10. They are just so cool. I love the shorts. Thanks for testing them out too.

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  11. Great looking skort! I finally got around to making some yoga pants to work out in, but didn't use a good fabric. Thanks for the tip on how the swiss 4 way stretch performs.

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  12. SO CUTE! I'm ready to make more. In fact, I think these are the ideal work out bottoms. I do need to try them with the shorts vs. the briefs.

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  13. Wow! These are a fabulous idea and they look so good on you. Di

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