Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Workout, anyone?




 
 
For any of you out there that work out on a regular basis, you know how hard it is to find cute workout clothes that don't seem like just smaller sized men's garments. Even lululemon's offerings aren't very feminine. Not to mention how expensive good workout clothes are...
 
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I thought how cute it would be to add something "girlie" to my workout repertoire...and since I just finished making Macphee Sewing Workshop's "Looking Good" jacket, I thought it would be the perfect little topper (yes, Pauline, topper equates to cardi...) to add some spice to my workout wardrobe. I left off the second layer of ruffles on this prototype version:
 

 


To make it more "workout friendly", I added pockets and drafted a pattern piece so that it curved along the lines of the lower front where the ruffle attaches:
 
 
 




Then, I took some of the detail elements I like from my favorite jackets, like a sleeve pocket for my phone/tunes:




And a little inside "porthole" for my cord if I want my phone in my front pocket:




Here is a close-up of that detail which is just a piece of stabilized grosgrain ribbon (orange, of course!) with a buttonhole:




And voila, a cute workout jacket that is a little bit different from the Nike and lululemon stuff I usually see around my club! Thanks for visiting...if interested, here is my Pattern Review.

13 comments:

  1. How absolutely brilliant - love it.

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  2. You have just filled a huge hole in the workout-wear section - just brilliant!

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  3. Now that is impressive and girlie at the same time. You are clever.

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  4. Well thought out - a customised, totally personal workout jacket - perfect!

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  5. Love it! Can't wait for my pattern to arrive, you have so many fun ideas in this jacket.

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  6. Way too cute for working out!!

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  7. thanks for the clarification - and what a fantastic workout jacket - lovely

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  8. Very smart looking with a touch of girly glam!

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  9. Really, really cute! I love this!

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  10. Are people at the gym asking you where you got that great workout jacket??? I'd would be!! I like the earlier version too - very versatile with/without the belt.

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  11. This is darling not to mention extremely creative and practical! Merry Christmas, Dorcas!!

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  12. I almost missed this one and it´s really pretty!. Functional, practical and too darn cute for the gym!
    Merry Christmas!
    Dorcas? That´s a lovely name!

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  13. Super cute ....This will make one go to the gym all the time. Happy new year, and I am your 100th follower!!!!

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