I have been so excited to launch this series – for a while now – and now I’m finally doing it! I’m excited to announce the start of an activewear series here on Handmade by Lara Liz – The Search for My Perfect Handmade Activewear. Similar to my Search for the Perfect T-Shirt, my goal is to review many different leggings, workout tops, and athleisure patterns over the course of the next few weeks. You may notice that I replaced the search for the with the search for my – one thing I learned during my Search for the Perfect T-Shirt series is that everyone has a different idea of “perfect” and that’s okay – that’s why there are SO many patterns. So I’m searching to find the perfect activewear for me while sharing with all of you the different patterns and thoughts I have.
I have to be honest, I originally wasn’t super into sewing my own workout gear. I’m a 100% ride or die Lululemon fan [Wunder Unders all the way] and usually only wear black leggings and the same type of workout top. So, I thought it might be a little boring. But, I decided to step outside the box a little bit and give it a try. So I bought some fun fabrics, lots of leggings fabrics and am ready to jump in!
With these sorts of series, I don’t usually put an end date on things. I really enjoy seeing where inspiration takes and share with you all as much as I can create on the subject.
So, what type of workout gear are we talking about?
My main form of exercise is Barre – I attend Pure Barre most days of the week and am starting a March Madness Challenge today so that’s my main form. I also am a past runner (I’ve run 5 half marathons – 3 Disney and 2 Nike Women’s Half Marathons – and a Disney 10 Miler) and want to jump back into running so I want to wear my handmades for that too!
I’ll be kicking off the series on Monday with some awesome fabric that I can’t wait to share, but until then wanted to give you an overview of the series and what I have on the docket pattern wise!
Leggings Patterns I’m Trying Out
- Avery Leggings from Helen’s Closet
- Peg Legs from Patterns for Pirates **Free Pattern**
- Sloane Leggings from Hey June Handmade
- Mountain Pose Pants from Hey June Handmade
- Inspire Tights from Greenstyle Creations
- Lucy Leggings from Greenstyle Creations
- Stride Athletic Tights from Greenstyle Creations
Workout Tops I’m Trying Out
Athleisure Patterns I’m Trying Out
- Open Back Pullover from Greenstyle Creation
- Stella Pattern from Made for Mermaids
- Lissie Hoodie from New Horizons
- Tami Hoodie from New Horizons
- Elevation Hoodie from New Horizons
I can’t wait to get the athletic wear party started – check back on Monday for my first post!
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