Sporty April Challenge

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!

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9 Comments on “Sporty April Challenge”

  1. I made it!! says:

    ‘A lady of a certain age’ jogging… Sounds like me!

  2. 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

  3. Carolyn says:

    Good luck, with marathon training! This looks like the perfect little sports top 🙂

  4. Anne McClure says:

    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

  5. […] XYT work out top (Details of my making it here, here, and here)was extremely comfortable, and I really enjoyed the sleeveless style on what was a […]


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