Who doesn’t love a friendly challenge to get them motivated? Testing, Sew A Longs, and Challenges are the best ways to motivate me to sew! They all get me out of my comfort zone and sometimes out of a funk if I’m not sure what to make. Greenstyle recently had a fit challenge in their Facebook group and I loved participating!
This will be a quick roundup post, and I won’t go into much detail about the actual patterns. Some of them I have written about already, and others are on my list in the next couple of weeks!
For the fit capsule, I wanted to focus on tops. I have a pair of black Super G‘s (blogged here) that I needed some new tops to go with since most of mine are worn out and I haven’t made any workout tops for myself before… mainly because I wasn’t really ever working out! Now that I’m into a better routine and with the weather warming up, I was finally motivated to get started (plus, the challenge thing!).
The only bottoms I made were a pair of Strides. This was the only pattern I snagged while on sale for the challenge and I am so glad I did! I love the Super G‘s, but I was looking to mix things up… and the Strides may now be my favorite (see my write up here)! I went for the cross cuff version because I seem to always dive into the complicated version first. 🙂
I used some left over athletic fabric from Joanns for the accent, and the main fabric is a thick circular knit from Phee Fabrics. I measured into a medium, but the waistband was a hair big so I took it in on the sides. My next pair I sized the waistband down to a small and they are perfect!
I made two Solo Tanks during the Fit Challenge. The first I used a grape circular knit and the second I used black powernet! Both fabrics are from Phee. The grape Solo I used bands (by accident, I meant to do binding but forgot until I was finished sewing the last one on!) and the black I used binding. My next one I plan to just hem the openings and see if that works! I’ll let you know. 🙂
Finally, I made my first Studio to Street top (blog post coming VERY soon). I used a Bamboo Lycra Jersey fabric from The Fabric Fairy and it is so comfy! The fabric has the perfect lightweight drape for this top. Here I have it styled with Super G’s, but I’ve already worn it multiple times with jeans, and it’s just as cute!
The last item I made was another Power Sports Bra (blogged here). I went along with the pattern this time and made the scrappy cross back version! I made it in this beautiful Tricot from Phee Fabrics (made out of leftover fabric from an Xpress Tank). I did not need any extra support, so I used two layers and that was it! I’m excited to wear this while outside working in the yard or playing with the little since it will dry so fast. 🙂
Not all the items can be worn together, but they go well with items I already had, which was what I needed! I ended up making more than the three required items for the challenge, and am so glad I did! It feels great to make your own workout clothes and motivates me to wear them-and use them how intended! 🙂
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by!
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