Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Active Wear

Stash-busting 2015:  New Look 6107

I need tops to wear to the gym and I thought that I would sew a pattern that has been in my stash for quite some time. I used this pattern previously (many moons ago) for my best friend but never for myself until now.  

The Pattern:

Multi-sized OOP New Look 6107 is a pattern for a fitted top (very fitted). I was scared when I was sewing that it would be too tight and decided to sew the sides with a half inch seam allowance. It was unnecessary but I did because I do appreciate the extra ease. I didn't sew the pockets only because I couldn't find the pattern piece. I'm thinking about adding a patch pocket to hold my iPod while I'm working out.  

I also didn't follow the instructions after reading them. I decided to serge the seam allowances and top-stitch instead of sewing welt seams. And I sewed the sleeve cap first before sewing the sides. Other than that, this was a very quick make.

The Fabric:

I found this light-weight sweatshirt fleece at Northwest Fabrics and it found its way into my stash last year. 

I pre-treated the fabric with a tumble through the washing machine and dryer. My fingers are crossed that no more shrinkage will occur in future laundering otherwise I might have to lose a few more pounds to continue wearing this one.  

The Stats:

Fabric:     1.2 metres $9.75 ($8.99 - 20% off + taxes)

Pattern:    I have no idea how much I paid for this pattern, it is priced coded with a colour and it is decades old.  

Thread:     I'll average out about $2.00 towards premium serger thread and 100% cotton sewing thread used to sew this project.  

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Thanks again for the tip about the premium serger thread! It has made a world of difference in my cover stitch machine!

    Workout clothing is something on my radar right now as well, it's just so hard when I also have fall work clothes to sew :(

    1. Your welcome. I wish I discovered premium serger thread earlier as it it corrected all those issues I was having with my machine. And to think I almost bought a new machine! I hear you on the too-much-to-sew, too-little time" comment.

  2. Oh it's cute! I really like the pattern. Good on you, sewing your own gym gear! Someday I'd like to make up some workout gear from Fehr Trade, she's got some interesting patterns. :)


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