Thursday, July 7, 2016
Workout Outfits with Kwik Sew 4163 and 4181
If I loved working out as much as I love sewing, I would probably be a marathon runner! But alas, I do not, and even though working out is always on my to do list, it hasn't made it to the top of the list for a while. I actually do like yoga and running, but I've had a foot issue plaguing me for several months that has dampened my enthusiasm quite a bit. To try to get my mojo back for exercise, I decided to make myself some new workout clothes. So, I ordered two Kwik Sew patterns during their last sale- 4163 and 4181. I had three pieces of nylon/lycra knits- one coral, one printed, and one black. I had ordered 1-1/2 yds of the coral and the print, and just one yard of the black.
I had a little left of the black knit, and made them into a solid pair that were 6" longer than the shorts cutting line. These hit me at about mid thigh. So, if you are making the shorts/pants- measure a pair of shorts or pants that you like, and then adjust as needed. I am tall, so it might be just me, but I would be careful!
Next the top, the fit on the top was perfect, except for one thing- the neckband was too long. It wouldn't lay flat, and since I had serged it, so there was no ripping it out. I decided to get rid of the excess by making a little v-neck fold at the center front. I love the back detail.
Again, the back view is really cute, and this time I made sure to center the chevron. I still have a lot of fabric left of the print and the coral, and will probably make a zippered jacket to wear over these when it's a little chillier out. When you are mixing like this, a little fabric goes a long way! I think that you can actually save money sewing your own workout wear because it takes so little fabric.
So, now I'm all set- gym membership, cute workout clothes- now no more excuses! Just do it!