Not-So-Activewear: McCall’s M7026
I don’t sew a lot of activewear, mainly because I’m not such an active person. When I do make an effort to move, I normally do so on the dance floor wearing normal clothes. So I’m not sure how this happened:
This is McCall’s M7026, a lightweight jacket I made for our Disney trip. I’m pretty sure that I got this idea into my head because I purchased a very similar jacket from a Gap Outlet several years back. It’s cobalt blue, though, so it doesn’t work so well with my typical blue jeans. When I found a pattern and fabric that gave me a nearly identical look in a more wearable color, I went for it.
Having that RTW jacket in my closet came in handy when it came to altering this pattern, as I ended up adding about 2″ to the body (that’s why my zipper doesn’t reach to the top of the collar). I didn’t think ahead quite so much about sewing a more complicated pattern with a slippery knit fabric. For the most part, it was fine, but the zipper was a pain!
This jacket got lots of use on our vacation because it was so chilly, but it was often layered underneath a sweatshirt for extra warmth. And I took these photos after being quite active at an all-day dance workshop with some great instructors. Maybe an activewear jacket isn’t such an odd addition to my wardrobe after all!