Today I’m sharing with you a previously unblogged athleisure outfit: my Mountain Post Pants in heavy supplex and my Tonic Tee in athletic brush poly. This is my third Tonic Tee by SBCC Patterns. SBCC Patterns makes patterns for petites and petite plus ladies. I love that I don’t have to make height adjustments to Betsy’s patterns!
I actually made this tonic tee (It’s a free pattern, guys!) a year ago and since then have lost weight so it’s a little big on me now. I don’t normally splurge on custom prints. I believe this ABP is from Zenith and Quasar. (I bought it off the swap page.) I absolutely love this print. I love florals, I love happy florals and this is one of my most favorite floral prints I have EVER seen!
Can you believe how good this fabric looks after a year of going through the wash? It’s even stood up to being in the dryer at medium heat and it doesn’t look faded at all. I’m all for natural fibers, but having a highly engineered fabric that breathes and doesn’t fade easily is a HUGE plus! I pretty much only use supplex and ABP for my workout wear now.
My neckline is a little stretched out. I think that’s because I cut the wrong band length, but if that’s the worst thing that happened, I’m really happy with it.
Alright, next up are these Mountain Post pants from hey June Patterns. This is my second pair of Mountain Post pants. My first pair were brush poly. Supplex has a higher amount of lycra in it than a regular brushed poly. That’s one of the reasons I like it for workout wear. If you are used to brush poly you’ll find that supplex is not as drapey and it provides more support around your curves and lumpy bits. It’s also more durable. Supplex breathes amazingly well, so I can even wear it in the summer. These are heavy supplex, though, not sure I like the heavier stuff for summer.
I hesitated to share this make because these pants don’t fit very well. When I first made them they were way too big. It was my fault for not taking up to date measurements and so I ended up cutting out a size too big. Last week I took apart the waistband, cut it a bit smaller, and added some clear elastic inside the top waistband seam for stability. I’m so happy that my pants will stay up now! Now when I wear these with satin undies, my pants won’t fly off!! The body of the pants is still a little big and so you will notice bagginess throughout the crotch and thighs. Since making these I have learned that I have a flat pubis bone. I made a flat pubis adjustment to my jeans and it helped immensely. Now going forward I can make the same adjustment to all of my athletic pants. I might also benefit from a flat butt adjustment.
I added a patch pocket to the front of my Mountain Post pants. I made sure this pocket is big enough for my smartphone. I added a band to the top edge of the pocket for stability and I like the way it stretches.
I used my serger to construct most of this garment. I use my sewing machine to attach the pockets but I will probably use my coverstitch next time. I topstitched the waistband with my coverstitch. That seam did not like to stay put under the presser foot so my stitching is all over the place. I could have done a better job if I went about three times as slow but I was just ready to be done with this project.
They’re not perfect by any means but I am so happy to have a long pair of supplex workout pants! If I’m being honest they will probably get used more for running errands and taking my daughter to the park than anything else. I hope you have a great Easter weekend and that you have a little time for sewing!