Next up: Sewing a workout tank top

October 13, 2016 2 Comments

Next up: Sewing a workout tank top

October 13, 2016 2 Comments

sewing workout tank top

It’s time to get started on my workout wardrobe revamp. First up is sewing a workout tank top pattern that I’ve drafted myself. It has a built-in bra and plenty of room in the bodice.This is a project that I’m super excited about. I originally drafted and sewed up this pattern earlier this year, and it worked so well the first time that I don’t have to alter a thing (i.e. a big sigh of relief!)


sewing yoga top

My previous version, made of modal and supplex with power mesh inserts in the back and inside the bra to stabilize. You can read about my design process here and see more photos of the black version here.

This version though will be for sweaty activities, so I’m making it in moisture wicking fabrics and will make sure the bra is stable enough for jumping. It’s the same fabric combo that I used for the Papercut Pneuma tank top, and I really liked how the purple. marled grey and black looked together, so why not make it again since I already have the fabrics in my stash?

So this is what I plan to be working on this week. If you want to know more about my workout wardrobe project you can check out this video!

Johanna Lundström

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  • PsychicSewerKathleen October 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I like purple and black too Johanna. You don’t find this fabric too warm? I know you say it wicks but sometimes that’s just a necessity since the fabric makes you sweat so much in the first place 🙂 Rather like saying this car comes with a oil can drip pan b/c is leaks oil 🙂

    • Johanna October 16, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Yes it’s on the thicker side but still wicks well. If I would use it for a full on t-shirt it might be too warm, but since there are so many openings and the fabric only covers the lower part of the upper body I don’t think it will a problem. I used the same fabric for a another loose fitting tank top and it works great!

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