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Not-So-Activewear: McCall’s M7026

February 2, 2015

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:
Red Knits_Activewear JacketThis 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.
Red Knits_Activewear JacketHaving 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!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2015 9:46 pm

    Looks great :-). I was just thinking about a pattern like that. I will have to make a note of the number.

    • February 3, 2015 9:56 am

      Thanks! I would recommend the pattern, but be prepared to do some hand basting to get that zipper in.

  2. Red's Mom permalink
    February 2, 2015 10:04 pm

    I remember seeing you wearing that jacket in WDW, but seriously didn’t realize that you made it! Dang, its CUTE (especially the design lines on the back)…might need to make one for myself!

    • February 3, 2015 5:48 pm

      Mom, I don’t think anything makes me happier than you not knowing that I made something!

  3. Charlotte permalink
    February 2, 2015 10:36 pm

    I agree with your mom. it’s so CUTE! I’ll have to show it to Julie. She loves that kind of fit.

  4. February 19, 2015 6:10 am

    This is fabulous! Love the back!

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