#Sewmystyle2019: activewear January

Tree print cartesosI’ve not had a very active January but am looking forward to being able to exercise again soon. Sewing two sports bras has helped keep me motivated in the meantime. They also serve as my first #makenine and #sewmystyle projects of the year, which is satisfying.

You’ve already seen my first Sophie Hines Cartesian Crop ; for the second one I opted for cotton/elastane and bamboo/elastane jersey and a power mesh lining. I merged the two versions so that I could omit the side seam between two panels and cut the lining as a single piece, to minimise irritation on my skin. I’m healing well but it’s still sore at times, especially under my arm.

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I used 12mm band and strap elastic, 15mm fold over elastic and a back fastener from Evie La Luve.

This time, I flipped the elastic to the inside, and I’ve found both versions to be equally comfortable. I expect I’ll make another before long as they’re so comfortable and I can wear them with or without a breast form.

I’m still getting to grips with my new shape, which seems to be settling down now. In a couple of weeks I’ll be back at the hospital for the prosthetic clinic to see if they have anything suitable for me.


It’s time to start looking ahead too. In July I plan to run a 10k in Leeds for the Breast Cancer  Haven and I hope to return to Pilates classes in the next few weeks. Nothing too strenuous for now, but plenty to look forward to!


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