Sporty April ChallengePosted: April 2, 2014 Filed under: Exercise, Garment a Month | Tags: Exercise, Garment a Month 9 Comments
I really want to make this garment. I mean really want to make it. It is Melissa Fehrs XYT workout top. I had intended to make one for my daughter – but after my alteration binge she says she has enough exercise tops at present and so I can try it for me first. Woot woot!
(Click the picture to go to Fehr Trade patterns)
Now, I do enjoy a nice workout and have even been known to join a 5k ‘race’. I will never be the worlds fastest, nor do I want to be. That said I hate the cold wet weather we have had and have proved myself to be a dedicated warm weather exerciser. However, I am (I suppose) ‘a lady of a certain age’ and there is a family history of osteoporosis so it is in my interest to get my butt outside and jog a bit. A new top and a bit of sunshine should help things along don’t you think?
In addition to designing workout gear Melissa runs marathons, and I know will be running at this years London marathon. As my daughter is also be running this year I will be looking out for them both! Given that pedigree I think I can be assured that this workout top will be a goody. Melissa is also encouraging us all to get up and get active by posting a ‘Spring Race Challenge’.
All of the details are on her blog, and I am certainly ‘in’. I am therefore declaring the XYT top my GAM for April. Let stash diving commence!
‘A lady of a certain age’ jogging… Sounds like me!
There are quite a lot of us! (And all of those going as slowly as me are easily spotted 😦 )
I wish you luck (not that you need it). Watched The Great British Sewing Bee last night and one of them made her yoga outfit, which really impressed me
Me too. I am really enjoying this series – a much more evenly matched contest.
I agree, it will be interesting to see the final next week!
Good luck, with marathon training! This looks like the perfect little sports top 🙂
Oooh! Not me doing the Marathon – I am just a supporter who tries hard to run shorter distances!
Hello Kim, I enjoy your blog and seeing your makes so I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please don’t feel obliged to accept it but details are here if you are interested – http://sewanneuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ive-been-nominated-for-liebster-blog.html
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