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Sunday, March 26, 2017

More running gear!

I had so much fun making my Cora Tights and Dolman Top (both by Jalie) that when their new patterns came out so very recently, I had to try both of these.  Aren't they just cute and flattering looking?

The top is the Pika.  It is described as a modest tank with a built in bra.  The inside looks as good as the outside when you're finished and I am sorry, but I didn't get a photo of that.

Jalie 3679 - PIKA Layered tank

The pants are the Isabelle.  I love the styling, how the back wraps around to the front.  That color-band option is super cute as well!  I made capri length and had fun with my fabric choices.

Jalie 3674 - ISABELLE Capri leggings

The pants went together super easy.  There is even a little pocket in the front right where that little bit of the super colorful front waist is.


Look at this colorful fabric I choose!  The print is from my stash so is the pink.  The dark navy is new from Fabric Mart.

In fact, I believe that all my fabrics were once from FM.

The bra portion of the tank snugs right up to your body.  The blue is much looser and I had so much fun playing with which fabrics would go where.

I didn't use the hem band for the bottom of the tank.  It gathers and has a blouson type effect.  I didn't like that look in the 80s and I don't think it works for me now.

You can see a bit of my sports bra under the tank.  I went for a run very shortly after these photos and I always need extra support.

See how cute the band is in the back?  I topstitched those seams just because I wanted to. 

I really love how this tank went together.  The hubby caught me trying to make sure everything was in the position it should be.

These two patterns are winners!
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  1. Great job with both top and bottoms!

  2. I love both pieces sue! The color combinations that you chose are amazing.

  3. Great colour combo! They look terrific.