Saturday, August 24, 2019

I'm still here!

I feel bad that my blog is just sitting over here slowly rotting away. I'm still sewing a ton and just got done with a fabulous (if I do say so myself!) travel wardrobe. Of course, I'm done traveling for the summer and am back at work. Maybe the next time I travel in the summer? Ha! Hope some of you are still with me! I'm @two_on_two_off on IG.

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Brand new #jaliecora shorts for my #golddiscoveryrun that’s coming up. This is a 16.8 miler with only two water stations so I need to carry my own water and fuel. This is my favorite all time running pattern. I love these fabrics too. This is the @discoverytrekkingoutfitters Stretch Yoga fabric. I love this stuff! Wicking, stretchy, and dead comfortable!!! πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ’™ . . . When I do activewear bottoms that need stretch, I use a tiny zig zag and double sew all the seams. That way there is no way that my πŸ‘πŸ πŸ₯‘ shows. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚ I find that sewing machine stitches last longer than a serger and give you better stretch. . . . I also added these two extra front pockets from the #jalieloulouxe running skirt. . . . #jalielife #jaliepatterns @jaliepatterns #discoverytrekkingfabric #dtostretchyoga #irun #ilovepockets #isewactivewear
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Okay, a bunch more #jalie3245 . ✂️πŸ‘πŸ» πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️ I made the orange one last week and realized that I needed more basic tanks. So I made Mojito and Margarita Pink (who else is loving these color names? 🍹 🍸) tanks too. Fabric is the Discovery Stretch Yoga from @discoverytrekkingoutfitters and I love it so hard!!!! The FOE is from @sewsassyfabrics and I love those bright colors. ❤️πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ . . . . . And in other news, my fancy machine went it for it’s annual servicing and I have a not-fancy machine in its place. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚πŸ§ When I posted my FOE tutorial, people commented with, “But I can’t move my zig-zag over like that!!!” I had that same problem so I had to figure out another way. πŸ€“πŸ§ I used a D foot (blind hem foot) and did it backwards. I made a short video of the process and can post it if people are interested. Let me know if you are . . . . #jalielife #jaliepatterns @jalie_patterns #irunhillsforfun #irun #isewactivewear #isewmyownclothes #dtostretchyoga #sewingtutorial #sewing #sewersgonnasew
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Discovery Trekking Fabrics - Review of Four Fabrics

Okay, okay, are you as excited as I am about the Discovery Trekking Fabric?? I have four different types and it's SO HARD to buy activewear fabric online, I figured this might be helpful for you!
Here's their main fabric website. I reviewing four of the fabrics from the Activewear category.

Light Scuba - Print Midweight Scuba Stretch Yoga Stretch Solar
and Weight
78% Poly 22% Elastane, 62" wide,
6.14 oz/sq yd
80% Nylon 20% Elastane 53" wide
9.49 oz/sq yd
SOLIDS - 88% Nylon, 12% spandex, 64" wide
HEATHER - 48% Nylon, 45% Poly, 7% Spandex
9.92 oz/sq yard.
85% Poly,15% Spandex, 60" wide,
8.61 oz/sq yard.
Stretch 80% selvage to selvage
50% along selvage
50% selvage to selvage
80% along selvage (most stretch goes ALONG selvage)
60% selvage to selvage
70% along selvage
70% selvage to selvage
70% along selvage
Possible Uses Lightweight bottoms, thin top. Leggings, running skirts, thin jacket, thicker running top. This almost as thick as a ponte. Leggings, running skirts, thin jacket, thicker running top, athleisure wear like a sporty dress, this sweatshirt.  Leggings, running skirts, thin jacket, running top, athleisure wear like a sporty dress, thin sweatshirt.
Tips for Sewing Works well with 70 stretch needle. Cool iron (I used Poly - Level 3) Edges tend to curl.
Misc. Cold to the touch, thin but not at all see through, a bit of a sheen to it but not shiny, starts to lose print and turn white when stretched along the selvage. Does not curl along the edges. A bit of a shine to the fabric. Seems stiff before you wash it.
Very slippery. Edges do not curl. Imagine a thick Nylon swimsuit fabric. Because of the direction of most stretch, you may want to put pattern pieces perpendicular to pattern lay-out.
Warm to the touch. Squishy, matte fabric. More of a cotton-y feel to the fabric. Edges will curl  badly if you stretch fabric aggressively. Cool to the touch, totally matte finish, cottony feel. No show-through even when stretched. 

I also made a little video review on YouTube about the four different types of fabric.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Things I've Been Sewing!

I'm still here!! Really!! I'm just posting to Instagram because it is so much easier. Although I AM working on a big ol' blog post for a review of the Discovery Trekking material. I have a bunch of it and a bunch of different kinds to review. I'm in love with it for sure!!!

Here are some of my recent posts from Instagram (there are TONS more!!). If you are an IGer, you can follow me @two_on_two_off

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Remember, I'm still around!

Hi guys! I guess I'm mostly posting on Instagram now. I AM STILL SEWING though!!! I have posted quite a bit on IG over the past few months. Come and follow me on IG @two_on_two_off is my username. Here are some of the goodies I've been working on: