Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

Fabric & Supplies

Rose City Textile/ If you are lucky enough to live here in Portland, Rose City Textiles is the place to go for activewear fabrics. Luckily, they have a great online catalog (and excellent customer service)!

Spandex House: One of the largest collections of Spandex in the world.

Where to Buy Exercise Fabric: A Global List: Melissa Fehr put together a great list of resources for buying activewear fabric and notions.


Women’s Measurements for Garment and Pattern Construction: Katrina Robinson referenced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s year-long study of body measurements in her article, History of Clothing Sizes.

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls: Using intimate materials drawn from the unpublished diaries of American girls, The Body Project provides a lively and engaging story of how growing up as a girl has changed over the past one hundred years, and why the pressures on girls are now so intense.

The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners: An introduction to corsets, supplies, and construction.


Fehr Trade: Melissa Fehr’s site is full of great information and links for making your own athletic wear, including fabric recommendations.

Queens of Vintage, The History of Shapewear: This infographic highlights how the shape of shapewear has changed throughout history.

Sewaholic Patterns: The newly released Vancouver collection by Sewaholic is inspired by the great outdoors of Vancouver, BC. Featuring five unique athlehtic-inspired patterns.

A Guide to Activewear Fabrics: Whether you want the latest in technical knits or all-natural options, there are plenty of ways to keep dry and comfortable. From Issue No. 2 of Seamwork magazine.


Jalie 2796: Multi Sport Skort

Jalie 3462: Cora Running Tights and Shorts

Jalie 2682: Stylish V-neck top pattern with unique construction.

FehrTrade Threshold Shorts: A running short designed for lightweight wovens or mesh fabrics with three optional pockets, curved seamlines, bound hem, and elastic waist.

FehrTrade XYT Workout Top: A close-fitting, sleeveless workout top with front scoop neck, and choice of three upper back designs. An optional built-in bra is included

FehrTrade Duathlon Shorts: Close-fitting capris or shorts in three lengths with contrast side panels. There’s an integrated pocket at each hip, and optional padding for cyclists.

FehrTrade Kimono Sweat: Two tops from one pattern!

FehrTrade Steeplechase Leggings: These leggings have no inseams. Instead, a curved, outer seam runs from the back of the ankle up to the centre front, where it joins a separate yoke piece.

Green Pepper Oregon Biking Shorts: Biking shorts.

Green Pepper Bicycle Racing Jersey: Features a back pocket.

Green Pepper Striped Tights: Tights with stirrups.

Sewaholic Cypress Cape: Perfect for cycling, dog-walking, and long walks in the rain.

Sewaholic Pacific Leggings: Curved seams are flattering on a variety of figures.

Sewaholic Fraser Sweatshirt: The perfect layering piece.

Sewaholic Dunbar Top: Racerback styling and contrast seaming.

Sewaholic Seymour Jacket: A loose-fitting jacket with a practical hood and flap pockets.

Simplicity 1361: Knit equestrian shirt.

Seamwork Camden cape

Seamwork Manila leggings

Papercut Pnuema Tank: A sports bra with double elastic shoulder straps that cross over at the back.

True Bias Hudson Pants: On trend pants that are great for athleticwear or lounging.

SuitAbility Western Stretch Show Shirt

Jean Hardy English Riding Pants

Named Manta Wave leggings: Simple and easy to make leggings.

McCalls 4261: Yoga wardrobe and mat bag

Greenstyle Creations Jillian Tank: An outer layer tank, an inner tank, and a bandeau all included in one great pattern.

Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights: These tights come with many options.

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