Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Update a Velour Track Suit

Hello Readers. I am still working on a spring exercise wardrobe. I was given this velour track suit. It was light weight, soft, and cozy but the jacket was a little too big. That is an easy fix.

I trimmed the jacket down a bit and it fits great. It just needed a little off the arms and sides. Once the arms were more narrow they didn't hang over my hands anymore.

These velour pants are another story. They were much too baggy. I had big plans for them. Or smaller plans for them.

I cut the top of the pants off. They immediately curled up and became even shorter. They wouldn't be very useful like this.

I took them in on the sides so they would fit better.

I added some soft cotton bias tape on the lower hem to stop the curling and make them look more finished. This added a little length too. (It took a lot of pins to control the curling.)

Here is the finished jacket and shorts ready to jog or nap.

So pale y'all, so very pale.

And what about those pant legs? I have big plans for them. How does a little black dress sound? It should be finished as soon as some trim arrives from and I will post it as soon as I can. 
Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


chacha around said...

Great idea that can stop the ROLL on any fabric !!

jenny_o said...

Good save! Looking forward to the LBD!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks chacha. I think I need to stock up so I have it on hand in the future.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks so much! I am still waiting for Amazon to deliver the trim I need. It must be coming from FAR away.