In case you think that maybe my patterns that only work for my body, I’m going to be sharing some of the versions that my amazing team of pattern testers have made over the past few months. When selecting testers, I wanted sewists who had made their own workout gear before, partially so I knew they’d be familiar with both sewing stretch fabrics and also what works for them when workout out, but also so they could help compare my designs to previous workout gear they’d made.
First up is Maria, aka Velosewer, who made no less than three versions of my XYT Workout Top and two pairs of PB Jam Leggings, too in the short amount of time since I sent the patterns! Apparently the ladies at her gym (who are a variety of ages and sizes) were so enthusiastic about the tops that they were disappointed they couldn’t just buy them at a store!
Maria is particularly fond of the built-in bra in the XYT Workout Top, so much so that she’s started franken-patterning it into other dresses to get built-in bras everywhere! I love this, as it’s something I never even imagined! She’s also planning on wearing the checked (plaid) version outside the gym as just a great summer top, too!
(Remember there’s the “FEHRTRADEEARLYBIRD” 10% off code until 2 January!)