Last week I introduced you to the lovely Binta, who modelled View B of my new Kimono Sweat pattern, and today I have the pleasure of introducing our second athlete model!
I’ve known Lorna for about eight years now, as she and her husband live on our moorings on a Dutch barge that’s a very similar size and age to our own. The term “bad ass” is used an awful lot these days, but believe me when I tell you that Lorna is a genuine bad-ass! Up until her recent retirement, she was an international roller derby super star, quite literally flying all over the world to compete in brawls with the best American, Australian, and European teams.
Since her retirement, she basically hasn’t stopped moving for a second! She just can’t sit still so this photoshoot was a ton of fun – running, jumping, pulling up, balancing – she’s basically been doing parkour since before it had a name!
Now that she’s not on skates every night, she’s got time to try out loads of different sports – everything from Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense) to Muay Thai boxing to aerial acrobatics to bouldering. She thinks nothing of starting her day with a 3 hour skateboard session! And did I mention that she also taught herself how to weld?? Yeah, bad-ass.
Lorna is wearing View B of the Kimono Sweat top, made in “ruby red” bamboo jersey from Jersey Fashion. View B is a sleveless vest/tank with deep armholes so you get a lot of airflow through while you’re working out, which makes it perfect for hot and sweaty summer sessions or Bikram yoga.
It also means you can show off a fancy sports bra at the sides without exposing your stomach or love handles – I’ve seen so many runners customising their race shirts to have these low sides recently!
You can use pretty much any lightweight jersey for this version, and it only takes 1m (1yd) of fabric so you can spring for something really nice like bamboo jersey, which is naturally antimicrobial and great for sport. If you can find some lightweight “cotton touch” technical jerseys then grab a few in each colour and your summer workout outfit is set!
And remember you can use the code BOTTOMSUP for 20% off all my shorts and leggings patterns (ie: anything in the “Bottoms” section) from shop.fehrtrade.com until next Monday 24 August, which is the day of my first event in Argentina, eeep! (Paypal users take note that you’ll go quite far through the checkout process before the discount box appears, but it will!). Oh, and I’m on Instagram now, too!