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Introduction Activewear sewing skills Sewing techniques Fabric selection How to use this book Sport-specific design considerations Tops Basic top block Vest top Crop top Winter base layer Rashguard Cycling top Raglan tee Hoodie Active jacket Bottoms Basic bottom block Active leggings Yoga bottoms Cycling shorts Warm up bottoms Split shorts About the author Suppliers Acknowledgments Index
Melissa Fehr is a pattern designer, marathon runner, sewing magazine contributor and blogger with over 10 years' experience in the activewear sewing pattern market. She worked on the last three series of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee and she's a regular contributor to US sewing magazines Threads and Seamwork. Melissa relocated from the US to UK where she now lives in a houseboat on the Thames. She recently completed the London marathon in 3.5 hours!
Tired of wearing the same old bike shorts, leggings, and tank tops that everyone else has bought? Do you dream of glamming up hoodies and jackets just a touch? Sew Your Own Activewear will get you off on the right foot with sewing your own, with both patterns and helpful hints from experienced sewist (and marathon runner) Melissa Fehr. The patterns provided work for a number of styles, and Fehr walks through pattern manipulation in each section. Her attention to detail matched with her own experience in activewear make this a welcome addition to the sewing library. SYOA is not a beginner book and basic sewing experience would be helpful. -- Tracey Trudeau * Staff Picks *