I don't know about you but I have lived in athletic fabric for the past year. Our premium athletics have always been extremely popular (and one of my personal favorites as well) so we decided to bring in another line that is similar but just a touch nicer! Of course it is perfect for leggings/sports bras, but we wanted to challenge our promoters to expand their horizons and make something else with it. So check out their makes below and get inspired! First up is a special guest sewist, my mom!
Lyrid - Maureen
I chose a golf dress because, for me, golf attire is always top of mind. I like golf clothing that is unique and functional while also being comfortable. This is the Pacific Pullover by Greenstyle Creations modified to dress length. I shortened the collar by 1"and curved the top corners to achieve the look I wanted for this dress. I loved this fabric! It was great to work with and feels wonderful on. I didn't stop with the dress. Hiding underneath are some Super G shorts and, of course I made the scrunchie to match! Wish me luck on Wednesday!
Eventide - Kamali
These neon lights are so vibrant! I was stuck on what to make outside of athletic wear and then decided on the Molly top from Rad Patterns hacked with a bigger waistband and small peplum. This fabric has a nice thick weight which was perfect for wearing this top without a bra!
Teal Leidenfrost - Amanda
Isn't the 3D effect of this fabric so fun?! The fabric feels great, it's got some compression and structure to it. It's great for any fitted garment... like tights, which l barely resisted the urge to sew! I used the Greenstyle Venice Beach Shorts pattern instead. Now off to sew a matching sports bra!
Twilight Plume - Kyema
I used the new athletic to make a George and Ginger Solar dress and it's as perfect as I had hoped. This material is on the thicker end and great for a compressive athletic garment. I could definitely run, jump, twist, and duck and keep everything in place in this fabric. I'm planning leggings and a matching sports bra next!
Black Premium Select - Dana
We were given the challenge of using the new athletic fabric for something other than leggings. It’s a similar feel and weight to supplex but doesn’t have that odd “sticky” feeling to it. I decided to treat it as a double knit since it’s not really drapey and settled on the Made for Mermaids Jade with 1/2 circle skirt. The best thing about this fabric is I don’t have to hem it!!!
Gray Leidenfrost - Christina
My boys live in athletic shorts, so when I received this fabric I knew that is what I would make with it. The fabric is thick and such high quality that it makes an amazing pair of shorts. I wanted to use a pattern where I could contrast the print with a solid, so I chose the Ellie and Mac Be Active shorts. I think the solid black contrast compliments the print nicely, and my son told me his new shorts are amazing.
Perseids - Sarah
I chose to make the Sonia Estep Designs Iris shorts this time. I've not worked much with athletic fabrics before and needed some shorts I could wear out kayaking this summer. These are easily the most comfortable pair of shorts I own!!!