Rebecca Page Workout Gear - For Girls
Okay, so my kiddos don't really work out. Especially my 4 year old. But these "workout" clothes were so cute that I couldn't resist making some for her.
Rebecca Page just came out with a new set of patterns, and they are amazing! The leggings by themselves are so quick, even quicker than traditional leggings, because they have exposed elastic. 30 minutes cut to done, and that’s with changing the thread on my coverstitch. Plus the shorts overlay makes these leggings so distinctive. And there are so many different options: 4 different leggings lengths, with or without shorts, and the shorts by themselves!
For my daughter's "workout" outfit, I used Rebecca Page's Children's Sports Shorts and Leggings, and made a mid-thigh length legging with a running short overlay on top. Both are attached to the same exposed waistband: a soft waistband elastic that I found at JoAnn Fabric. The shorts are cotton lycra, and I don't remember where it is from. The overlay is made from leftover board short fabric that I purchased at Peekaboo Fabric Shop last summer. RP has a tutorial that leads you through making your own bias tape to finish the edges of the shorts with (and they can be woven or knit, your choice!)
I also sewed up the Children's Bralette and Tank that recently came out. You might remember that I wrote a blog post about the tank I sewed up for myself. Well this is the kids' version. This is a super-fun, quick sew with a lot of options. Elastic casing? Check. Exposed elastic band or just a fabric band? Got that too. Switch it up to a tank top? With ruching or pleats? Those options are written in as well. There’s even a cell phone pocket in the back!
For my daughter, I just sewed up the basic crop with exposed elastic, in the same fabric as the shorts. And I finished it off with RP's new bun hat, a free pattern for pattern subscribers.
The last thing I wanted to show you is how cute the leggings look by themselves. These literally took 30 minutes cut-to-done during my lunchbreak. And she will wear them all the time. This was a floral double-brushed poly from Boho Fabrics that I had just enough left of in my stash to whip out these leggings (made matching mommy & me dresses last summer).
You can buy these patterns individually, but there is also a bundle that includes the Bralette and Tank with the Sports Shorts and Leggings for both Women and Girls. It's called the Workout Gear Bundle by Rebecca Page and it's super-fun :)
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