Thursday, January 18, 2018

Testing, testing: Cashmerette Belmont Leggings + Cedar Dolman


Activewear, activewear... standing in the snow in my activewear.



This here is my tester version of the new Cashmerette activewear collection! This is the Cedar dolman top and the Belmont leggings (there is also a workout tank and yoga pant). There have been some minor changes to the patterns since testing, but nothing too drastic.


The Cedar dolman is a cut-on sleeve, scoop neck top that can be made with a tie hem or without. This one is made from a non-stretch, mesh-y, wicking fabric, which is from Imagine Gnats from way back when (although it looks like there's a little bit left!). Honestly, it wasn't the easiest to sew with and is a teeny bit stiff for this pattern, I think. Next time I make the tie version, which will be soon (y'all know I love a cut-on sleeve!), I'll use something with a bit more drape, like Jenny's awesome striped jersey version.


The Belmont leggings are ultra-high waist (above the belly button, which I adore), full length, and have a gusset (or not, your call). I made this pair from a 91% cotton/9% lycra blend fabric from the athletic/lounge section of Joann Fabrics. In this material, I'll likely wear them less for working out and more for hanging out. In fact, you might spy them in my Lou Box Dress post, too. They're super comfortable and don't slide down... yes!


I'm really excited about this activewear collection! The pieces I made as a tester are great and I'm really looking forward to trying the other views. In particular, the Cedar workout tank is calling my name... I've never really found a tank like that that I've been comfortable in, but I'm pretty sure Cashmerette will help out on that front! Plus, all the curvy athlete inspiration that Jenny has been posting on her blog has really got me itching to get out there and get moving!

8 comments:

  1. I love the tie in your top! This is a lovely combination

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    1. Thanks! The tie is a really cute detail, isn't it?

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  2. Great looking active wear. Hahah I am so glad you included the link to that Active wear clip. This is totally a thing when you walk around Bondi in Sydney. Most ladies even have full make up. Just bought the Cedar and looking forward to trying it in a woven too.

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    1. Ha ha- I can't wear or sew activewear without that song in my head! I'll be honest: I'm an activewear for active activities only kind of girl. It's not often I wear leggings or sneakers or things like that unless I'm exercising.

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