DIY Edgy Sporty Sexy Women’s Sweatsuit

Sunday was so perfect, the ideal follow up to a restless Saturday. Devon and I started our day with chores; grocery shopping in our PJ’s at about 6:30 am then kindly rewarding ourselves with an incredible home cooked breakfast, complete with french toast, sausage, potatoes, & eggs, fruit juice for me, coffee for him. More chores, watched a movie, took a nap, had lunch, finished one of my January projects, and cooked dinner (with leftovers-go me!). Such a fulfilling but relaxing day, doing what I love with & for who I love; can’t complain at all.

And to top it all off, another successful completed project to add to my closet! I’m especially proud of this piece, not just because I created the pattern, but because the top was literally put together by scraps! I started with about 1.5 yards of fabric I was going to use for something else, beginning with the joggers. The top pattern was drafted based off of what fabric pieces I had left over after the joggers. It was the most difficult, challenging, exciting, & fun experience of my new year! (Ha, just realized how sad & uneventful that sounds…eh-whatev’s.)


Pattern Brand: Self-drafted

Pattern Details: Edgy Sporty Sexy Women’s Sweatsuit: joggers and crop sweatshirt.

~ Joggers have a “balloon” fit 2 side pockets and an elastic & drawstring waistband ~

~ Sweatshirt is cropped at the belly button, 3/4 length sleeves, a front pocket, an elastic & drawstring hem, and a velcro closed mock neck ~

Fabric Used: Honestly have no clue; I bought this fabric about 2 years ago. Wish I did know though because I wouldn’t purchase it again, it was cheap and started forming little static balls (between my legs) during the first wear. I will say that it was warm & soft & not stretchy; if it’s not flannel, then it was very similar.

What did you like or dislike about the pattern? Well again, I love that the top was drafted from scraps & that the outcome was still desirable. Also love that it’s a pretty unique design; with the mock neck, velcro closing, and sweatshirt cropped at the belly…I haven’t seen it out and about. (Granted, I don’t get out much!) And I love the “balloon” effect to the pants, really aids in that hourglass shape.

Would you sew it again? Absolutely, can’t wait to. Definitely going to invest in good quality fabric, I see this 2-piece resurfacing in spring, fall & winter, together and apart!

What would you do different? Different fabric. Otherwise, I’m pretty pleased.

Any advice for a fellow DIY’er? If you use a stretchy fabric (which you absolutely can), I would reconsider the velcro closing. You actually wouldn’t need any closing in particular, as your head could squeeze through a smaller opening with knits.

P.S. Sorry for all the mean mugs in my pictures, it was barely 7am when I took these!


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