This morning I had my photo shoot for my entry in the PR Activewear Contest. My entry refers back to this post so I wanted to include some detail shots here, since there are only 3 photos uploaded for the entry itself. (I moved my sewing table out of the way so I'd have a blank background and took~150 photos this morning, half of which came out blurry, ooph).
My entry is a three piece set: my first ever skort (skirt with attached shorts) features black and hot pink colorblocking, and coordinates with two tanks: a hot pink tank with black adjustable straps and a hot pink tank with a black lace overlay.
The Jalie 2796 skort
My original blog post about the skort is here.
The compression shorts are attached.
The skort was basted and then serged on my serger. It gives such a professional finish to the interior of the garment. In the photo above, you can see how I've stabilized the side panel with a layer of the black fabric.
I had never sewn a skort before and now I am hooked--can't wait to sew my next one--might even be tmw!!
The stretch twin needle hem is quite stretchy!
The pink fabric did not like my stretch twin needle so I used my regular stretch needle for that and moved on.
Back when it was in pieces....you can see the start of the side pocket formation.
That side has this neat "cross over" detail at the bottom.
The Simplicity 9776 tanks
My original blog post about the tanks is here.
Bust vs bust?
I had a really hard time deciding if I should make the tank with the lace or without the lace. Originally I didn't think I'd have enough fabric to make both....but I did! The lace one is shorter because that is all the fabric I had left.
In the above photo, you can see one back, a blank space for the other back, and the front.
I cut out the two pink backs and the two lace backs separately, but then hated how the lace pattern was interrupted by the CB seam. I wound up cutting out one continuous lace back and layered it over the pink back that had its own CB seam. It worked out well.
Before putting the rings on.
Inserting the bra strapping into the sliders, which is super fun and very professional looking.
The back of the lace tank
Skort is pinned on Izzy since she doesn't have legs.
Front of pink tank with rings
Back of pink tank with adjustable straps.
Overall my lessons were #1: The pink fabric for both tanks was not nearly as stretchy as the other tanks I have sewn, so that affected the fit. You can see the drag lines in the photos for the tanks that I'm wearing, which are not there in the tanks I have made in stretchier fabric.
Lesson #2: Skorts are pretty fun to sew--I am pretty excited to make more skorts!! Bring it on!!