Avery Leggings and Power Sports Bra Athletic Set

As soon as I learned about Destashify, a website for makers to buy and sell their unused supplies, I jumped right in. I had just had my colors done and was excited to purchase a few new fabrics that would highlight my best features. And while I was there I posted a few of my own unused supplies!

One of the fabrics I purchased was this nylon periwinkle blue Supplex knit, originally from Spandex World. According to the fabric description Supplex wicks moisture, dries quickly, and doesn't fade. It was 62" wide and just over a yard in length (41"). It was described as opaque with a dry hand and stretched at least 30% in both directions. I appreciated the fabric description and felt confident purchasing the fabric, especially since I had worked with Supplex before.

Since I am now a stay-at-home mother with an active baby I wanted to a pair of Avery Leggings in the ultra high rise. I have made the Avery Leggings in the past and loved how they fit, but forgot to read my notes from this make which indicated I would want to remove 1" from the top of the waistband. I am only 5'1" after all. And what do you know, I made them too tall. I also needed to shorten the elastic in the waistband for a more snug fit so I ended up cutting off the sewn on waistband and starting over. I love the final product and am glad I took the time to make them fit me correctly.

To complete the set I made the GreenStyle Creations Power Sports Bra in the same Supplex knit and lined it with a nude-to-me athletic knit from my stash. After taking my measurements I decided to make the 32D in the basic racerback view to check the fit. I was thankful to find Sewing with Sarah's YouTube video series which walked me through each step and was like sewing with a friend.

The Power Sports Bra is very comfortable to wear and I will certainly make it again. However, I do have a bit of rippling across the cup seams. Perhaps a slightly smaller cup size, or skipping the serging inside, would help to alleviate that. I will also pre-measure and grade out at the top of the bust where the straps attach in future makes. There was a bit of extra space there and my attempt to snug that up created some waves near my armpit. I'm excited to try the nursing version and some of the strappy options once I master the fit.

I love how comfortable this set is, both for chasing baby and finding my inner peace. I wear the leggings weekly and Very Peri is the Pantone color of the year!

Time estimate: 1 hour to cut each pattern, 2 hours to sew (and re-sew) the Avery Leggings and 3 hours to sew the Power Sports Bra for a total of 7 hours
Size: medium Avery Leggings (ankle length), 32D Power Sports Bra
Fabric: Supplex from Destashify
Care instructions: machine wash cold, line dry

Cost to Make:
Avery Leggings pattern - previously owned
Power Sports Bra pattern - won online
Fabric - $9
*yards of clear elastic, 1 1/2" woven elastic, athletic lining fabric, and thread from my stash

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