The Magic of a New Outfit

Ahhhh, summertime! The perfect time to sit back, relax, have a few pool or boat drinks and take a break from “the grind.” This all sounds so magical, but alas, an entire summer without a workout would mean 9 months of gym lock down! So how do you stay motivated or find some extra motivation during these lazy summer months?

Before I began sewing, I always would buy new outfits, well, for just about anything. First day of school, Saturday night out, birthday party, because it’s Tuesday….you get the idea. And now that I sew, not much has changed, in fact I think it may have gotten worse.

One of the first things I ever sewed for myself was a pair of legging. I had basically no idea what I was doing or sewing but my desire to no longer wear ill-fitting athletic wear was fierce and so began the love affair with sewing my own workout wear. While I enjoy my workouts most days, sometimes I just need the extra push and this outfit is the answer!

So here’s my new summer-workout-motivation-outfit

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I saw the Teal Tricot and was super excited to try it out. This color is so vibrant in person and to stand out in the gym crowd. It is a bit thinner than I would use for all over leggings, but absolutely perfect for accents and tops, IMO. Luckily I am a fabric hoarder extraordinaire and had this gorgeous spandex that matched (this one’s no longer available, but there are other Nylon Spandex Prints to check out)

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Hooray for fabric mail!!!

The leggings are the Fusion Leggings from Petite Stitchery and Co shortened a few inches for a cropped look and the top is the Sapphire Tank hacked to use 2 front pieces for a scooped back to show off some fun sports bras. (afflink)

And not only is this fabric a dream to sew and wear, it is also moisture wicking and antimicrobial, both of which I stressed tested in a class

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This outfit screamed for fun cover stitching!

And in the Bahamian heat!!

Post run...Look Ma, no sweat!

Post run...Look Ma, no sweat!I hope this inspires you to hit the refresh on your workout wear AND summer workouts

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Vacation workout’s are much easier in fancy new clothes

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