Sew Your Gym Clothes

DryFit Fabric
DryFit Fabric

I am SO into this idea. Some of my research lately is spurred by my wanting to make my own gym clothes. I just bought new sports bras – $40+ each! I have a long sleeve running shirt with mesh vents and thumb holes, another $40! That was “cheap” and at Costco (in photo below.) I have a bunch of New Balance gear that I “scored” on Zulily.com. I try to hit TJ Maxx and look for good deals, but everything else I have is old, old NIKE employee store scores from 10 years ago!

I’m obviously not the only person with gym clothes on the brain. You know my fave tute blog Coletterie even has a post up with a guest blogger talking about possible patterns, including her own.

ohlaleggings
ohlaleggings

I’ve already bought the Papercut leggings for this idea. I have “DryFit” type fabric from Joann’s ready to go. I’m nervous. I don’t have a coverstitch machine, my overlocker is on the fritz, so I’m just doing my homework for now. To be fair, not having a coverstitch machine has never stopped me before…nor does sewing without the serger, but I’d like to have the option.

Workout gear is important. It helps inspire you to get out of bed, off the couch, and feel confident as you kick your own ass. Shoddy ‘homemade’ workout gear would be a major fail, so I’m taking my approach very slowly and carefully. I have a pair of gray FILA pants that are now too big and I feel like big, wrinkly elephant legs when I wear them. They do not inspire to move. They inspire to clean my house or sit on my gray elephant rear. But they do not inspire to turn on the Xbox Fit or go to the gym.

elephant skin
elephant skin

Anywho, I’ll post along as I go….

PS, I love the Xbox Fitness App – if you have an Xbox, I highly suggest trying it out. It’s way better than the one we had on the WiiU or whatever it was called. Of course, I am highly motivated by little gold stars and unlocking achievements. Seriously, you can see your form and heart rate and all that jazz. It’s rad. Do it.

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