There was a decade when people dressed up, I mean really dressed up for exercise. The hair, the make up, the color schemes, the whole nine yard. It’s another story what we think about the style of that era. Mostly, people like to pick out some outrageous example, post it on Facebook to gather funny faces. Yes, you guessed it, I am talking about the 80s! And yes I had in mind the recently going around video of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta crotch talking to each other in aerobic class.
However, those 80s people where onto something. Dressing up in your finest gear, combing your hair and yes, maybe putting on some lip gloss and eyebrow pencil can increase the possibility that in fact you will exercise.
When you dress up, you feel good about yourself and when you feel good about yourself, you want to feel even better about yourself and that’s all it takes to get your ass to workout. So ditch the old, stretched out sweats, the boring black legging, old T-shirt and find something pretty, you deserve it.
It is even more true when you exercise at home, like I have been doing the last few months. Do you know how difficult is to make the “trip” from the couch to the yoga mat or to the pole in my case? That 2 yards feels like climbing mount Everett.
If you like my styles, some very limited quantity of my samples are available here. I feel passionate about developing new styles, restoring vintage sewing patterns etc, but producing garments in large numbers? Not so much. If you didn’t know, the process of creating a new pattern requires of me to make a sample in each size, sometimes multiple times. Because I want perfect. Then I am left with bootie shorts size XXS or L and bras B cup, which obviously, I can’t wear. There comes my sample sales. I also, don’t buy more than 3 yards of the same fabric. When it’s gone it’s gone, onto something new! What can I say? I get bored easily.
However, if you want to start making something but you feel unsure because you are a beginner, then find an easy project to start with, it will give you enormous satisfaction when you wear something that you yourself made. May I suggest for your DIY projects Pole shorts with Heart, or 80s Retro Bras Top ?
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