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Date: 3/1/13 0:56 AM

I have decided to make myself some super cute workout clothes because, truth be told, I am either wearing workout clothes, night clothes/lounge clothes or a dress.

thats it.

so . . . . what are your FAVORITE patterns for working out in?

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Date: 3/1/13 1:26 PM

I love Jalie. They have great stuff. I love the running skirt.


I like this one too.


I've made several nice running jackets out of this pattern too.

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Date: 3/1/13 1:40 PM

Kwik Sew 3115 in a wicking fabric is my go to pattern for pants. I change the width of the lower leg for some variety for different activities.

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Date: 3/2/13 8:24 AM

Try silhouette patterns 3400 3 piece yoga pants. You can also watch the webcast of May 9, 2011 on the web site.

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Date: 3/2/13 9:41 PM

thanx all. any ideas for tops? and any ideas on ways to make it super cute? not just boring black?

like I said - cute hehe

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Date: 3/5/13 11:53 AM

I've been away for the weekend but I wanted to chime in because I'm a distance runner and I've been sewing a lot of my own running gear over the past year or two.

My absolute FAVOURITE running leggings pattern is Papercut's "Ooh La Leggings" - the fit is perfect, the style lines are so much more interesting than the average legging, and it gives a great opportunity to colourblock, especially with the outer leg panels. I've now made this 6 times (I think?) and I ran my first marathon in a pair of these!

For warmer weather, I second the Jalie running skirt pattern Dawn recommended above. It's comfortable to run in and looks really expensive, and the big side pockets are a definite plus.

For vests/singlets, I've actually found that I get a better fit with exactly the right necklines I like by just self-drafting. I'm by no means confident at drafting, but knit slopers are really easy because there are no darts and fewer measurements! I've used the draft from Metric Pattern Cutting but I prefer the one in the Patternmaking for Underwear Design book as it's made with 10% negative ease and is closer in fit to my RTW tops.

For vests/singlets, I tried a variety of seam finishes and for me personally, I absolutely NEED to bind the edges with my coverstitch. Anything else looks bad and chafes horribly. I posted a bunch of coverstitch binder tips here.

That being said, I've just bought KwikSew 3672 to make as an alternate running top. This one's got an integrated shelf bra (not much use to me as I need a proper sports bra for support anyway), but I really like the back design.

For winter running, I've made Christine Jonson's raglan tee from her Travel Trio Three pattern with a half-height collar and extended sleeves for fold-over mitts and I *love* running in that. It's designed for 80% stretch fabric so it's nice and tight.
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Date: 3/5/13 1:52 PM

Thank you, you have so much great information on your site that I want to add a search term for future searches. This one is set up for swim wear and active wear.

swimwearthread

Also adding another category:

bindingknitthread


(Use these made up words in the message board search function and search messages, not titles. Leave the PR member name space empty - you do not need a poster's name to complete the search.)
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Date: 3/5/13 7:31 PM

The patterns I tend to keep going back to are:

KwikSew 2723 The top has a racer back and shelf bra ( I've drafted in a more supportive bra which wasn't too hard to do). The shorts have the centre front cut on the fold and a front panel seam. I usually change the waistband to conceal the elastic. Both are a good black canvas for colour blocking that you see in a lot of RTW garments.

ottobre 2/2008 The top and tank are excellent. There is a bust dart worked into the colour blocking. Wasn't so impressed with the pants - mainly as I don't like the wide legs.

Ottobre 5/2010 My favourite workout pants. Lovethe draft of these and easy to shorten or lengthen. The hoodie is also a favourite - there are zips in the front raglan seams to help regulate the temp.

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Date: 3/5/13 7:38 PM

Thanks Squirrellypoo for the link to your blog. Love your pants.

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Date: 3/6/13 9:45 AM

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KwikSew 2723 The top has a racer back and shelf bra ( I've drafted in a more supportive bra which wasn't too hard to do).

ooh have you documented your more supportive bra anywhere? I'm wondering how it compares to the sports bra in my aforementioned "Patternmaking..." book.

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