The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Wendi will show you how to choose and size patterns for four-way stretch fabrics with different ‘negative ease’ factors, and how to resource fabrics and notions, including "Filpar" elastic from Italy. Explore seaming techniques for both sewing machines and sergers to make flattering and fun athleisure wear, too. Learn how to copy yoga yokes from finished garments and fit them to your leggings for a custom fit. You can even make an extra-long yoke from contrasting compression fabric, then upscale your low rise pants to the "Spanks"-style effect high rise pants that smooth and slim your waistline. Finally, learn to make the garments your own by adding details like pockets and zippers to hold your smart phone securely.
- Category(ies): Streamlined Sewing, Fashion Sewing, Garment Style and Design, Sewing Efficiencies, Stretch Your Creativity, Sewing Fundamentals