What’s ‘athleisure’ wear? It’s fashionable athletic and loungewear (leisure wear) meshed together. Simply put, if athletic and loungewear married and had a baby; it would be called athleisure wear.

I don’t know about you but nothing is more comfortable and cute than the versatile athleisure wear. It’s perfect for lounging, running errands and working out. This pattern gave me the opportunity to create my first DIY athleisure wear garment and inside I’ll share with you my experience and opinion on McCall’s 7610.

OVERVIEW

McCall’s 7610 is a Summer 2017 release pattern. It contains pullover tops with back variations and pull on shorts and pants. It’s suitable for stretch knits only. For this project I made View D and E.

SKILL LEVEL

Easy. The instructions are few and the sewing time for both items was less than three hours.

FABRIC USED

I used a jersey knit purchased from Hobby Lobby.

ADJUSTMENTS

Of course, I made my usual tall girl adjustments. I added two inches of length through the bodice and three inches of length to the shorts. Also, I did not twist the back panel because I did not want the narrow hem to show.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES/EQUIPMENT

Since I was sewing with a stretch knit, I used a ball point sewing needle.

LESSONS LEARNED/THINGS TO KNOW

None

OVERALL OPINION

I enjoyed sewing this pattern. It was a super quick sew and super comfortable to wear. The back details on the hoodie really gave this pattern eye-catching interest. I would definitely make the hoodie again. As for the shorts, they are pretty basic but a bit too short for my taste. Even after adding length, the fit still could expose my undergarments if I bend over. So, they’ll only be worn at home. Although the shorts are comfortable, I doubt I’ll make them again.

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