A reckoning came for my fabric stash. Full of fabrics for costumes long-completed, I wanted to make physical and emotional room for new fashion sewing projects. During that reckoning, I kept the leftover costume fabric with potential for functional every-day clothes.
Spandex was repurposed fun, personalized workout gear.
I started with the Seamwork Aires, one of the earlier patterns released by Seamwork Magazine/Colette Patterns.
The pants have a nice wide waistband with elastic inside. I’ve only pranced around the house, but so far they move well and stay up.
The pattern is designed to have a mid-thigh accent band. The purple mesh spandex is semi-transparent in the black dots, which I hope translates to extra breathability in addition to snazzy style.
I sewed the entire garment with my 4-thread serger, using a double-needle on my... [read more]