Well, the next logical step after a cruise (and eating so much good food) is to get back into gym. However I have come back to heatwave conditions and I am not sure what happened but my old gym shorts don't fit all that well... fancy that? So I needed a pair of shorts that fit and are quick to make. I chose to make the compression shorts from Jalie 2796. I have in the past not been the biggest fan of this type of short but they fit the bill and I must say they are very comfy to wear. However shorts of this style are pretty dull to make so to get excited about it all I made another Fehrtrade XYT top to wear with them.
I have made this top a number of times so did not have to think too hard about it. I made the X back this time and used a contrast fabric.
The top is made pretty much the same as my last tops, no built in bra, lengthened a little and cut one size larger at the hip level.
Now I am lumpy and bumpy but in the interests of full disclosure here are the photos of the set on me...
The pants are extremely comfy to wear. My only comment would be is that they are quite high waisted but with the extra weight I am carrying at them moment, it is not such a bad thing. I must admit I took a spare pair of shorts with me to the gym as the "compression" means the pants are quite stretched when wearing them and I was concerned about a potential blowout! However nothing bad happened through my workout and it was a decent Crossfit workout so covered many bases.
The fabric used in the pants and top was Supplex - the black a heavier weight from Stretchtex and the colours both from Runners Fabrics (sadly no longer in existence). Great quality fabric - I sweat a lot in this extreme weather and the fabric feels wet when you touch it after working out but is comfortable on the skin still (with no sweat marks too). Worth the investment I think.
Now I am excited to make another pair of shorts so I have just ordered Jalie 3351 and look forward to making these up as a gym short. This is a style of short I think I am more comfortable to wear. Ciao kittens... time to get cutting and tracing!