I can't think of a better way to kick off the New Year than sewing for the Pattern Review Activewear Contest.
I decided to sew a complete outfit consisting of a hoodie, a top and pants. Boring, you say? Wait till you see the hoodie.
Now check out the top.
It's reversible front to back!
Take a closer look at the fabric.
How cool is that? It's the map of the Middle Earth. It is a performance knit fabric I ordered from Spoonflower.com.
Finally the pants.
Okay it's just two pairs of pants.
I used three patterns for this activewear "wardrobe."
For the hoodie, I used EYMM (Everything Your Mama Made) Asymmetrical Hoodie pattern,
It was my first time using a pattern from this brand and I encountered some minor nuances while sewing it.
One issue was the illustrations provided in the instructions appeared to be reversed. I double checked, even triple checked, my pattern pieces and the labels on each piece and they just didn't match with what was shown on the instructions. So I just proceeded without referring to the pictures. The only thing is the final product was a mirror image of the sample projects shown on the EYMM website.
I used rib knit fabric for the band.
But for the sleeve cuffs, I used self-fabric and modified them to have thumb holes.
For the top, I made a variation of a Jalie knit dress pattern.
By shortening the lower bodice and combining two neck variations, I came up with my two-fer top.
For the bottom I used Jalie 3022 as my base pattern and sewed a regular length yoga pants and a cropped one. This pattern fits like an RTW exercise pants. Even the wide two-pieced waistband is reminiscent of one.
I'm pretty happy with my New Year new outfit!