Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My First Warm-up Suit

I bet there are quite a few of you who have many of these in your closet. However, this post is going to be about my very first “me made” warm up suit (Some of you may call them joggers).  I had this jacket pattern in my stash for quite some time now (actually since I did the activewear sewing challenge last year). So I decided to use it for the jacket portion of my warm-up suit. It’s the Jalie  2795 “Zip Front Jacket“ pattern.

For the bottoms, I decided to use a pattern I just purchased from Hey June patterns called the “Mountain Pose Pants“. It’s a yoga style pant with two waist band options. I chose the overlapped front waistband.


Both of these patterns were very easy to make and relatively quick as well!  Because of this, I decided to hack the patterns right away by adding a 1” stripe to the sleeves of the jacket and the side seams of the pants. Sorry, I only have the sleeve hack photo. I forgot to take a picture of the pants pattern hack. But there are probably a lot of patterns that already include the stripe both on the pants and the jacket.

These were very easy hacks and turned out pretty well considering this is my very first warm-up suit.  The one thing I would change on future styles would be to make the jackets smaller… I made it a size medium and I would like it with just a little bit more fit. I will also make the pants without any flare, more of a “boot cut“ style cut. The fabric was purchased from Joann Fabrics and are both (black & gray) a heavy weight scuba (which is extremely warm).  I may try this with a softer sweatshirt material next time.
I really don’t know what took me so long to create one for myself. I had purchased warm-up suit about six years ago and wore it out because I loved it so much. Very comfortable, easy to travel in too! I will be making a few more of these in the future because it’s now going to be my “go to“ travel outfit!

Here are a few photos I took for you all...
Suit is a jogger, but I ain’t ya’ll!


...so, what do you think? Do you have warm-up suits in your closet? 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a little bit of your time reading my posts!

Happy Sewing!








19 comments:

  1. Myra in my eyes everything you create is perfect! I love the entire outfit, but especially the pants! Now you are going to make me have to buy 2 more Indie Patterns.
    Question, when you added the stripes, particularly to the sleeve, did that increase the width of the sleeve cap and the width of the sleeve? Ditto question about adding to the pants?

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    1. Thank you Ms. Faye! No, to the question of the sleeve cap...because I reduce the remainder of the pattern on both the sleeve and the pants by the amount I was adding with the stripe if that makes since. I made do a YouTube video on my channel talking about how I did it. I love hacking patterns!

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  2. Looking fabulous!! This Jalie jacket pattern is a favorite of mine too. I did mine originally in 100% sweatshirt fleece. Time to do an new one in French terry.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see yours too and I know I will be making it again!

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  3. I don't have a warm up suit, but I love yours! The addition of the stripe is pure genius!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I like how easy it is to make different design hacks with thes patterns.

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  4. Super cute. I love the fit on the pants and the jacket looks extra handy!!

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    1. Thanks Nakisha! Other than the straight I made no additional changes to the original pattern. It was a perfect fit right from the envelope. The pattern sizes range from XS to XXL and I selected a medium. I will definitely be making them again!

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    2. OOPS, typo above! I meant to say, “Other than the stripe...”, not “straight”

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  5. Fantastic and another winner! Maybe I'll add that to my list of what to sew next.

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    1. Thanks Denise!! You should, it’s so comfortable and you can wear them just about anywhere!

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  6. So loving your jogging suit and look at you looking like a teeny bopper.

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    1. Awww shucks! Thank you Ms. Sheila! I truly do love this jogger and if it really makes me look like a teeny bopper, I’ll take 7 of them please! (1 for every day of the week! LMBO!!

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  7. I love the stripes you've added on this! This is definitely a cool combo!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I really love it and can’t wait to make another set!

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  8. Myra, your sewing skills are always inspiring. Everything you make is just gorgeous and this suit is no exception.

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    1. Thank you Olivia! I wish I could make time to sew more!

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