Next up: Tory Burch-inspired track pants

- Sewing activewear, work in progress

Note; no video today since I’ve moved my video schedule to Tuesday’s in December to accommodate for the holidays and my book release.  

After a very labour intensive fall, I’m in dire need of an easy sewing project, so I’m really looking forward to this project: A pair of colour block track pants inspired by the track pants from Tory Burch Sport. I’m making them a little extra luxe by using a nice ponte di roma fabric in two colourways— off-white and navy. Ponte di roma, a thicker double knit usually made of a poly/lycra/rayon-mix, is a super popular dressmaking fabric in Sweden, since it is very easy to sew and flattering on the body. Is it the same in other countries? In Sweden, it usually called courtelle, not ponte di roma, but it’s the same fabric.

 

The pattern I’m using is an old pattern from Neue Mode, inspired by the velour tracksuit trend of the 90’s. The patterns from this, now folded, German company are very well drafted and can still be bought here (through Sewingpatterns.com)  I can’t recommend the pdf versions though, the printing technique Sewing Patterns use is awful and I’ve emailed them many times without getting the proper support. But the paper versions of the patterns are great and very timeless, a lot of them were designed in 1990’s and early 2000 and they still look great. And just before they folded Neue Mode also began adding seam allowances to the patterns (hopefully not related to them going bankrupt!)

So this is how I will ease myself back into sewing after a few weeks of just burning the candle at both ends to finish my book. More about that on Tuesday, when I’m doing a proper book release!

 

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  • Reply
    Adrianne
    December 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Hope you got some rest this weekend! Sounds like you are going to have a very eventful week; good luck! Also, can’t wait to see how your pants turn out. The look super comfy!

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    Myra
    December 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    As creative types, it’s imperative we get rest just as much as staying up all hours trying to complete a project (after days of working on same project too!). We sometimes forget that a well rested mind functions better! (I know I forget!). I’ve been trying to do that more by taking short sabaticals from social media. For me, that helps emensely! I bet your pants are going to look fabulous and be very comfortable too! I just made an entire track suit and love it. Can’t wait to make another one in brighter colors. Good luck with your pants, excited to see what you create!

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      Johanna
      December 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      I so agree with you! So very true, yet easy to forget! Giving the mind a rest sometimes is the key to creativity and a sharp mind. And yes, social media is known stress triggers, a colleague at work told me that everytime we open a social media app or check our mail and notifications our stress hormones gets raised and we have a harder time focus on on the bigger tasks that we were supposed to do instead of checking social media 🙂 Cool to hear that you are on a tracksuit kick, I want to make one of those too, perhaps in 2018!

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