Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Workout Outfit Tutorial w/ Mimi G.


Hi Darlings!

It seems like every time I go to buy workout clothes I can never find anything that is not a tank or sports bra. I don’t always feel comfortable with a bare midriff at the gym so I end up wearing a plain t-shirt. I decided that I need to look better at the gym do that I could feel better. So I though,  why not make my own workout gear?

T-SHIRT: This is an easy step by step tutorial on making a long sleeve and body tee that can be worn with leggings in or outside of the gym! The pattern we are using  New Look 6230 and it is one of my favorite t-shirt patterns because it is a raglan sleeve which is flattering on all women and can be made in different fabrics/colors for interest. I also want to point out that I like being able to wear my leggings with tops that cover my "lady parts" so making your own custom length tee is perfect for that. I have linked the suggested fabrics below and of course don’t forget to use my coupon code at check out “MIMI10”

MAKING LEGGINGS: Not only can you make your own custom tee but you can also make you very own leggings using my free tutorial which I have posted and linked below! You will never need to buy workout gear again.

T-SHIRT FABRICS: Any lightweight/medium knit will work nicely for this pattern. The stripes are really great and can be found HERE. The solid BAMBOO knits are great and make for fun color combo’s and MODAL knits are amazing and feel so good on your skin.

LEGGINGS FABRIC: The great thing about making your own clothes is that you can decide what fabric you want  and have a blast creating but if you are not sure what fabrics will work I have linked my top choices. The beauty of making your own leggings is that you can make them from much thicker fabrics as opposed to the fabrics used in my store bought leggings. I am obsessed with athletic spandex and own almost every color. It is a nice medium weight spandex fabric that is ideal for leggings. I really love it because it is not shiny and sometimes can be found in cool prints. Any of THESE athletic spandex fabrics will work. If you like the shiny look of workout leggings THESE fabrics are perfect. If you are a little obsessed with animal prints like I am you can use any of THESE (these are thinner fabrics) 



















xoxo
Mimi G

27 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I never thought about making my own workout clothes. Very excited about giving this a try.

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  2. You read my mind.. Was thinking to do just that as well as some yoga pants! Thanks.

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  3. Love this and I can't wait to try it!

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  4. Mimi do you have a plus size pattern supplement?

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  5. I am going to make this for the Diva Dash 2k that I do every year. The top is long sleeve so I won't have to wear a jacket!

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  6. You made that look easy a pie! Fun! Now I just have to go an buy a sewing machine! LOL!

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  7. I tried this pattern tutorial and yes, it turned out cute but the fit is off. I have a specific question about pattern fitting. On my finished tee the neck was way too wide; almost off the shoulder. What do you recommend for making alterations to the pattern before I cut my fabric? Besos!

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    1. Yes alter before cutting your fabric. If the top fit everywhere else on the body but not the shoulder then you can remove bring up the neckline and the sleeve too, also cut your band smaller and pull a bit as you are attaching it to bring in the neckline.

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  8. Marvelous tutorial! Love that big machine.

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  9. I am just starting my yoga classes and love to do yoga every day. So, I want to buy some Lululemon clothing as soon as possible. What is the best way to find my favorite yoga clothes?


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  11. I love being able to make different clothes to workout. I think that if you feel confident and look good in what you are wearing , you generally have a good workout. I think that this is such a cute idea. I hope to try and make this sometime!

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  13. Mimi,

    I'm considering altering the pattern to make a short sleeve version. Any suggestions as to how to do this other than just not adding the second part of the sleeve?

    Kiana

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  18. Your idea of DIY workout outfit is really amazing dear and I also want to try it. I am a newbie learner but still I never knew that you can make workout clothing by yourself. I definitely want to try it make a nice workout top for myself. Can you help me?

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