Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Activewear Contest 2015

2015 Activewear

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.

It's asymmetrical!

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! 


  1. Love your active wear and interesting how you have made the top wearable front to back.

  2. Wow, this is such a cool ensemble! Very creative and inspiring.

  3. Fabulous active wear separates. I love the asymmetrical hoodie and especially the print used for the top. It is very versatile too. Rats! I want to vote now but voting doesn't start until tomorrow. Good Luck!

  4. Thanks Audrey! There are so many wonderful entries I could surely use that luck and of course the vote😊