My first athletic tights

I sewed my first athletic tights! I love the look of all those amazing designs, but I never dared to sew one. I was afraid they it would be hard to sew and wouldn’t stay up during running. With the call for Miss Tamarack tights from Sofiona Designs I took the chance. I have been eyeing the beautiful design of the Tamarack tights for girls and I love the great instructions of Sofiona patterns.

The first pair I sewed were the black ones. I of course opted for all colour blocking options (both the upper leg and the bottom leg have colour block options). For the upper leg part I used black for both pattern pieces and topstitched the seam. This was another first for me, using my coverstitch for a reverse stitch on athletic knit. After reading some tutorials it worked out great.

My measurements for my waist, hip, thigh, calf and ankle (yes all those measurements are included) are all over the place, going from 8 to 20. And the great thing is with these tights that you can blend for all these different measurements and it is not even that hard. It is explained very well in the instructions how to do it. I was of course expecting to have to shorten as well (there are different shorten/lengthen lines in the pattern) but it appears I just fit in the length of the drafted pattern.

I am so happy with my two pairs. They stay up great and fit perfectly. So another challenge that has been overcome and off to sew more athletic wear!

Fabric: black and red functional knit come from Stoffen-hemmers, the purple and dark blue athletic knit come from Actiefstoffen. The light blue was a leftover I picked up during our sewing weekends.
Pattern: Miss Tamarack tights from Sofiona Designs (there is also a bundle with the girls Tamarack tights)
Sizing: junior miss sizes 0-20
Options: short or 7/8 length, full pants, pieced upper leg, pieced ankle, full ankle, two different waistbands, optional gusset.
Difficulty: Intermediate

# Items in 2021: 18
# Fabric this post: 0 in – 5 out (Total fabric in 2021: bought 3 new fabric – used 16 fabric – 22 scrap pieces – 0 gifted fabric) – in total 3 in 16 out
# Patterns in 2021: 1 in – 0 out

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