Right before I crossed the big 5-0 mark on July 4th, I joined CURVES. It seemed the thing to do, ’cause I can drive there, work out, and be back home in about 45 minutes. So, three times a week I go and work my way around the circle. I pull and push and moan and groan and pant. I’m enjoying it and feel happy to have made a positive step toward fitness. My body is responding by getting bigger and heavier.
I’m not complaining (really, I’m not). I didn’t join CURVES to lose weight. I joined because I’m so out of shape and because I have so little opportunity for exercise these days. I’ll persevere and surely one day my waistline measurement will start decreasing. It’s only been six weeks. I’m sure I’ll start seeing (desirable) results soon…
Meanwhile, I have to have exercise clothing. (You knew I’d get around to something sewy here, right?)
You may recall my adventures with Kwik Sew 3115 over the last few years. When I started thinking about exercise (aka “yoga”) pants, I first thought of these. I recalled being less than thrilled with the fit of them, however, so I looked around for another pattern and came up with a style from Ottobre.
I’ll let you read my review, if you like, to see the fit alterations I made. I’m happy with them. They are wonderfully comfortable and keep my knees hidden from view as I prance around the CURVES circle.
But I liked the Kwik Sew waistband better, so I copied it for my second pair. I cut a rectangle 4 1/2 inches wide by 30 inches long, stitched the short ends to form a circle, sewed the 3/8ths inch elastic in a circle and applied it the way Kwik Sew does. Then I sewed it onto my 2nd pair of Ottobre pants. I like these, too, though in wearing, I’ve got to say that I don’t notice the difference.
Right now I’m working on a Burda WOF exercise top. It’s navy and light blue, so it matches neither of these pants. Looks like I might need one more pair.