Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jalie 3025 skort and another tank in progress

tank and skating skort, both in progress
I started this next gym outfit on Sunday....but I think this tank might be too good for the gym, ha ha.

The tank is my usual Simplicity 8779.

I ran out of the W-I-D-E 1" fold over elastic that I now like using for finishing the tank, but you can see where it's going!

Folded in half, it's a half inch binding, which makes a really nice looking strap and finishes the raw edge nicely.


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And look, I eliminated the CB seam on the tank, so I wouldn't have to worry about lace matching.   The lace is super stretchy so I can get away with eliminating the CB seam.
The "hem" of the tank is the selvedge of the stretch lace--very awesome!

The skort is currently in two pieces and is from two different Jalie patterns.
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The skirt is Jalie 3025, a figure skating skirt pattern.  I used view A (upper left and center skirts on the pattern photo) and lengthened it 5 inches.  It really makes that flouncy skirt look, especially in the back view.

Since the pattern comes with attached panties and I prefer attached shorts, I'm using the compression shorts from Jalie 2796.

Since I haven't sewn the skirt and shorts together yet, I could put the skirt on Izzy.

This time the skirt is made with a thinner-than-last time activewear fabric from Apple Annie's, specifically this one.
The stretch lace is also from Apple Annie's.
The fabric under the stretch lace is Nike Dri-Fit from SewSassy (scroll way down on that page to get to it).

I can't wait for the FOE to arrive so I can finish it off!!

In other news, voting is now open in the Activewear Contest on Pattern Review!
Take a gander at the entries.
If you've enjoyed all my silly poses, I'd appreciate your vote!  Thank you!
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Be well!



11 comments:

  1. You're inspiring me to upgrade my gym wear! I've had trouble in the past sewing that Dri-Fit from SewSassy...only skipped stitches but I think I stopped trying. Did you use a universal needle? I probably used a stretch needle. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm pretty sure it was a stretch needle but will double check and get back to you. I do remember having problems with my tension but not with skipped stitches. Have you tried using a new needle?

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    2. I used a Schmetz size 11 stretch needle. I just tried it again now. No skipped stitches, but some puckering. I had to take the PF and bobbin tension both down to 1 to reduce puckering. Give it another try with a brand new needle and let me know how it goes!

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  2. I voted for you and you deserve the vote. I don't often buy clothing patterns but got this skort after seeing yours.

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    1. Thank you Baye! Sewing your own workout gear is fun!

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  3. The selvedge as hem is a very cool touch!

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    1. It makes it super easy and it looks great.

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  4. I am definitely getting the skort pattern! Your gym outfits are so cute!

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    1. Thanks L! They are cute and fun to sew!

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