July 29, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: Athleisure Sewing Pattern Capsule Collection

Our latest in the Capsule Collection Series, The Athleisure Collection, focuses on athletic style sewing patterns that keep you looking stylish and comfortable through the day, but also have what it takes to make it through your workouts!  Throughout the past few weeks we've featured several themed pattern capsules full of indie sewing patterns intended to help put together your perfect handmade wardrobe, The Essentials CollectionThe Beach Beauty Collection, and The Office Chic Collection.  The Athleisure Collection is a perfect accompaniment with patterns that show off your style and creativity by adding dual function wardrobe pieces that say gym wear can be both comfortable and cute!

The Hudson pant is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg. View A is a full length pant and View B is midcalf.

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Now you can make this basic wardrobe staple yourself and put your own spin on each and every one. Make the shirt with contrasting colors, make it with lace sleeves or a lace covered bodice, make one with long sleeves and make one with short sleeves. You can also keep things basic with the original 3/4 sleeves and curved hemline, or mix things up and make it with ruched side seams and ruched sleeves. 

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The Augusta Hoodie is a straight-cut raglan sleeve hoodie with slanted welt pockets at front, piping detail at the sleeve, and ribbed cuffs and hem. The hood section is lined and there are snap button closures at the front. 

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The Sloan Leggings are comfy, stylish, and equally perfect for your morning run or your morning coffee run. View A is a simple well-fitting pair of leggings, and View B features piecing options to make your leggings unique. Both views include a separate shaped waistband for a flattering fit and cutting lines for capri and 3/4 length leggings. There is also an optional media pocket built in to the waistband to hold your mp3 player, phone, ID, credit card, or a bit of cash. Style your Sloan Leggings with a slouchy sweater, a pair of boots, and you’re ready to go! Or throw on a jacket and your favorite sneakers and hit the streets. Either way, the Sloan Leggings are a great staple for your wardrobe.

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This basic women’s T-shirt pattern from Liesl + Co. can be made several different ways. With both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options, you’ll get endless use from this easy and quick-to-sew style. Pattern has sizes XS - XXL (0- 18) 

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Not *just* for yoga ...you can wear these awesome pants ANYWHERE!!! This must-have basic design will become a staple in your wardrobe. Features a fold-over or a simple straight yoga waistband. Wear yoga waistband up for more coverage and support (high-rise) or folded down for a low-rise look. Slim fit through the waist and thighs and then flares out below the knee. Pattern includes full length, capri length and short length options. Petites, Regular and Tall. Sizes XS through 3XL.

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This sweater is just the thing for fall and winter sewing! View A features a front and back yoke, high/low shirt tail hem and a flattering silhouette. View B is your standard pullover with banded bottom and relaxed fit. Both views can be sewn with the yoke or a standard crewneck. Dress either style up or down depending on fabric selection. Use sweatshirt fleece or velour for a more casual look or a nice sweater knit with good drape for a dressier look. Both views have two sleeve options- long and 3/4 length with long cuffs.

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The women's version of the popular Lacy Slope Tank Top that is super flattering and comfy. Pattern contains sizes XS to 3XL. Stretch knit fabrics are recommended. Pattern requires 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 yards of fabric depending on size. Patterns also include 2 optional length. The original hip length and the longer length (about 5 inches longer).

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on girlcharlee.com!  If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks.  Email your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team


  1. Love them! What is the recovery of the Milliskin like?

    1. Hi Emily! The recovery on the milliskin is really good, but I suggest requesting a sample through the website to test the weight :)