Sunday, April 7, 2013

Running with Melissa of Fehr Trade-- and Possible Activewear Sew Along?


I've been having a bit of a busy week with family, sewing and life in general.  But I scheduled some time Saturday morning to meet up with the lovely Melissa of Fehr Trade for a little run as she is here in Baltimore. 

Hello, sassy handmade running duds!  (My running garb was made specifically for FabricMart's blog-- I will have a post on these available soon via Fabricistas now on FabricMart Fabricistas.)  I am sure if there was a sewing club for sewing activewear the two of us would be fighting for the position as president.    

I usually run alone, very slowly huffing and puffing, but this time I was with a marathoner and her speedy cousin.  But how sweet were they to stay at my speed and enjoy a slow pace on a gorgeous morning in the park.  It's a lovely thing-- the comradery between runners and the connection seamstresses have because of our sewing blogs.

Now folks, I want to see more of us sewing activewear-- be it for yoga, biking or underwater basket weaving.  There is so little of it online and I've been going to retail sites for ideas for my work.  I'm being selfish here as I want to see your work and get more inspiration.  Is there ANY interest in a sew-along?      

13 comments:

  1. I could always use a new pair of sweatpants, so I'd be happy to sew-along those! If you're looking for inspiration, Rachel did a post a while ago with a cute workout outfit. http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.com/2013/01/sew-fit-yoga-pants-peplum-top.html

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  2. I just started running and as an avid seamstress, making my own running clothes is an obvious choice! I'd be interested in a sew along :)

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  3. You two are so stylish! I would be interested in a sew along, if only to get me to stop dragging my feet with activewear sewing and to be inspired by everyone's ideas. I really want to figure out a yoga-style bra/top combination, and I also want to make a technical long sleeved shirt with zippered pockets to hold seashells and keys and such when running.

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  4. A workout gear sew along sounds like a great idea. It would force me to include some active wear sewing in my sewing schedule.

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  5. I'm totally in for an activewear sewalong. I've been majorly procrastinating on the items i wanted to to make for my adventures this summer and now I'm worried that I'm running out of time.

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  6. I'm a pretty new runner... about 18 months. And it's so funny how addictive running clothes are to make!

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  7. Thanks! I really like your ideas! I want a long sleeve top, too... but I may forgo one until cooler weather since I still need more warm weather gear.

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  8. Cool! And yes you need to give activewear sewing a try.

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  9. It's surprisingly easy to make all the stuff I've made so far. You've made some really nice garments and I know you could bust some things out faster then you think.

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  10. This is why I can't run with people. I am painfully slow. It's so embarrassing! Are you on nike+ or DailyMile?

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  11. I'm so slow it's probably funny to watch. I usually run alone in Druid Hill Park. And holy cow... Melissa is so fit she can carry on a normal conversation while running... I on the other hand can barely think straight or mutter a coherent sentence, but I somehow spoke a few words mid-jog. No I'm not on either one of them-- I keep it super old school and don't have any fancy gadgets besides a new garmin gps watch which I think has some services like those do

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  12. I've been running for oh a week lol Sewing is addictive, period, so I'm sure once I start sewing running clothes I won't be able to stop! I'm already going "I need to make this and this and put pockets into everything..."

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