I LOVE this Sewathon! I thought it was ACE! I had a BALL! Game, Set, and Match! Enough?
I never thought I would make workout wear. And I still don’t see myself sewing traditional workout wear. But an adorable dress from a 1970s pattern? Yes, please. Enough chatting. Here are some photos.
I found a heavyweight ribbed cotton with 5% Lycra. I wanted white but found this light blue for 70% off. I did stitch up the shorts in white.
A zipper with rhinestone detail. That’s my wrinkled nose smile.
Shorts with a small flower appliqué. I was having trouble identifying the front from the back. No darts or anything.
Yes, my pockets are tennis ball yellow! I sliced up a work tshirt. My company name is actually in one of the pockets. 🙂
Hubby wanted some action shots but I was terrible.
So he tried to show me how it was done. I think I’m just a better sports photographer.
“I see Karen…”*
This pattern came out a year before I was born. I like it but would make a couple changes next time. Lighter weight fabric, longer zipper, interface the front facing. But I think it’s pretty cute. The pattern had no pockets but you just need them with a tennis outfit. So glad I followed my instinct. This is the first time I used my walking foot on my machine, or any machine. It was necessary to keep the fabrics from slipping as I sewed.
Thank you, Karen! I wouldn’t have done this project without your challenge!
*I watched Romper Room as a kid. Anyone remember the mirror at the end? I always hoped she’d say my name…and she never did.
PS – Congrats to Eugenie Bouchard for making the Wimbledon finals! Get ’em next year!