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Guest Post: Why You Shouldn't Fast-Track Your Fitness

Guest Post: Why You Shouldn't Fast-Track Your Fitness

Today we have a guest post from Allison Wharley of Forecast Wellness. Allison is  a Physiotherapist with public hospital and private practice experience, and 'spends ridiculous amounts of time doing professional training and reading research' so you can be sure she knows her stuff!

 Topic of the week: everyone please stop flogging yourself in the name of fitness!

Pattern Roundup #4 - Activewear Patterns for Men!

Pattern Roundup #4 - Activewear Patterns for Men!

Not so long ago, activewear sewing patterns for women were limited to some 1980s leotards and the ubiquitous one-pattern-piece legging. Thankfully that has all changed and there is a wide range of patterns for many shapes and sizes now available (check out some of my previous posts!)
Men's activewear patterns, on the other hand, are still in their infancy. However, if you know where to look, there are some real treasures around. Read on to find out more!

Active 'Recovery' - Tips for Staying Healthy on Holiday!

Active 'Recovery' - Tips for Staying Healthy on Holiday!

Staying Active On Holiday Photo by Slava Bowman on Unsplash   With my UK holiday just around the corner, it seems a perfect time to talk about way...

It's all about the bags.

Recently, Australia Post initiated a recycling program for their branded mailing satchels and padded bags. Unfortunately, these satchels are not cu...

"Me Made May" Activewear

"Me Made May" Activewear

Although I didn’t specifically make anything new for #mmmay2018, I was able to commit to wearing memade items every day - and that included a whole...

Pattern Roundup #3 - Sports Bras!

Pattern Roundup #3 - Sports Bras!

Pattern Roundup #3! Sports Bras Hello active people! It's time for the next instalment of the Pattern Roundup Series. We’re keeping it close to the...

Sewing Books Galore!

Sewing Books Galore!

  There are "sew" many new sewing books out lately! And a couple of very specific activewear books were produced by two of my favourite activewear...

Cashew Nut Bliss Balls!

Easter is just around the corner, along with all the temptation that goes with it! Weather you are partial to bunnies or eggs or hot cross buns, it...

That's Sew... January!

The New Year is a time when many of us plan ahead, make decisions, perhaps look to make changes in our lives. January can be an exciting month – I’...

Pattern Roundup #1! TIGHTS & LEGGINGS

Pattern Roundup #1! TIGHTS & LEGGINGS

Activewear patterns have really taken off in recent times! There is certainly a lot more variety available now than there was even a couple of year...

Technical Stuff!

What is circular knit? What's difference between lycra and spandex? Is polyester preferable to nylon? What does 'gsm' mean? And what is wicking, an...