Tennis season has started again! My weekday team has a uniform of black, white, and turquoise. The captain chooses a line of tennis clothes, and then we can go onto Tenniswarehouse.com to buy the pieces we like. I never did get around to buying the uniform last spring, but I did buy some Supplex in the team colors of black, white and black stripes, and turquoise, to make my own things inspired by the Bolle pieces. A few of the pieces can be seen below. Luckily, our team is still wearing these colors this season!
The skirt has attached shorts. It even has a little pocket for keys or a phone. I like the leg bands instead of elastic. They seem to stay in place better. The shorts also have a little extra piece of fabric in the crotch, or a gusset. I’m assuming it’s to help with ease of movement. This skirt is very comfortable! I made a size T, according to my measurements. I love all the little details Jalie adds to their activewear patterns.
I used McCalls’s 4261. It’s a bra top pattern, so I just made it longer, tracing the hipline from another top included in the pattern.I sewed 1/4 inch elastic to the inside neck and armholes, then turned it over and top stitched with my Janome coverstitch machine. I’ve had this pattern sitting around for a few years. There are some nice basic pieces in it, so I’m surprised it took me so long to make anything from it.
MCall’s 4261 pattern views.
Somehow, I managed to gain about fifteen pounds since last year. So I’ve been feeling pretty down about myself. This month I’m turning 48, and it just keeps getting harder to stay fit! I doubt I will lose the whole fifteen, as I’m not into depriving myself the amount I need to to be at my same weight I was in my twenties. I will be happy with five! What’s more important to me then being skinny, is to be strong and fit. And muscle weighs more than fat.
Just remember, strong is the new pretty! And you can be strong at any age!
PS Thanks to Gigi, my eight year old, who took these photos!