Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Workout Gear with a Greenstyle Lille Tank and Super Gs

I have been sewing activewear again...  One inspiration led to another, and before I knew it, I had an entire outfit. It all started when Leah Kimberly from Little Roots posted an inspiration photo of some tights that she wanted to replicate with the Greenstyle Super G pattern. I immediately knew what fabric I wanted to make them in and what I needed to do. I couldn't get her inspiration picture out of my head and had to carve out some time this past weekend to make them. I love the rush when I am feeling inspired!

Once I finished the tights, I also wanted a new top to go with them, but I needed something quick. It was around 10 p.m. that night, and I really wanted to get to bed at a decent hour. So, I printed off the Greenstyle Lille Pattern and made my first! Let me just say that it will not be my last. 

The Lille is a racerback top that also has an optional shelf bra and comes in dress lengths as well. It also has the option for a woven skirt with pockets. I was crunched for time so I didn't get to make the shelf bra option on this one, but I can't wait until I can make another Lille with the shelf bra. 

The Lille comes together quick and uses binding to finish the armholes and neckline. I think binding gives it such a clean finish! 

Now back to the Super G tights... I initially blogged about them when they released in March this year. You can read that post here. After blogging about them, I went on to make a black capri pair that I wear all the time. I also tried out a white pair, but that did not go as planned because I did not realize just how see through the white fabric was so that pair won't make it out of the house. Yikes!

On this purple pair, I made View B in the 26 inch inseam (for my short 5'2" self) with the high rise waist option. I modified them to have this fun side ruching on the pocket panels. If you want to hack a pair of Super Gs like this too, I have written a full tutorial here on how to do the modification. Here is a side-by-side photo of me and my inspiration:

The photo on the left is my version. On the right (the barefoot photo) is the inspiration photo that Leah posted on Facebook.  I think I came pretty close!

How is mine different from my inspiration, though? Mine has pockets. BIG pockets that fit my BIG phone that has an Otter box so my kids do not drown it. Also, mine has the SUPER gusset that goes from calf to calf so if I need to use my ninja moves I am ready. Lastly, mine were made by me. What is it about handmade clothing that makes me feel so satisfied?

I wore these all day yesterday and I could not stop feeling of the side panel. It feels so cool! I am so glad that athleisure is in style because I did not want to take these off! I normally need to grade out a size for my calves on tights, but I did not need to for this pair because the gathered fabric gave me that extra amount of ease that I need for comfort around my calves. 

I am sure you can tell which one is me.... Thanks to my lack of tan!! 


Tights Pattern: Greenstyle Super G Tights
Tights Modification: On the Greenstyle blog 
Tank Pattern: Greenstyle Lille Tank

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Photo Credit: my sweet daughter, Abigail, who is 9

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