Can I just start by saying that I often feel as if sewing is pretty much magic? For example, on Monday I started with 1 yard of fabric, some elastic, thread and my sewing machines, and a couple hours later, I had a perfectly fitting, stylish sports bra and matching pair of workout leggings (which I bet some of you non-sewists thought were from Athleta, am I right?) MAGIC I tell ya!
Part of the magic of sewing and creating these pieces is having awesome patterns to follow. The new Power Sports Bra from GreenStyle Creations is one of those awesome patterns! It has several different style options to choose from, of which I’ve already made two! I have already sewn 2 of the strappy crossback versions, and one of the racerback options. And if a pocket is an option on a pattern, you know I’m making it, so my racerback bra has a pocket for my phone! I also had to make some matching leggings and a top for my my new sports bras to complete my outfits… so in addition to the three sports bras I just mentioned, I also made two pairs of Stride Tights and an Open Back Pullover to mix and match. Phew, that was a lot of sewing, but it all came together surprisingly quick…. and now I have several new workout outfits. (Or wear-to-Target-and-pretend-I’ll-workout later-outfits…)
Now, lets talk about the fabrics I used for everything. Most of my fabric used here was from So Sew English that I have been holding onto for these exact pieces and some is from Joann Fabrics. The black/white/gray sports bra is all compression fabric from the Loungeletic line at Joanns. The emerald green sports bra and matching leggings were made from brushed performance fabric, the black and grey leggings were also made from some brushed yoga and heavy brushed performance, the coral sports bra was made from a reversible performance fabric, and the open back pullover is a lightweight french terry all of which are from So Sew English.
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