Well, hello! It’s Jillayne from Hazelnut Handmade, and I’m back on Melly Sews sharing my take on althleisure. The Skye Joggers (afflink) let me basically wear pajamas, but in a cool urban way. And I can transition from working/hanging/lounging around the house to running errands in about 30 seconds. Or as long as it takes to find my shoes and car keys. Which may or may not be where they belong…
Because athleisure is all about running errands after a work out and still looking cute. Or heading to the park in pajamas without anyone knowing. Right? Pair a Blanc Tee out of super soft jersey with the Skye Joggers and you can’t get any more comfortable. Both patterns come together really fast. Which means the patterns embody the spirit of athleisure even in how they are constructed.
The Skye Joggers are slim but not skin tight. Which means I am neither frumpy nor flaunting. It’s a nice happy medium between sweat pants and yoga pants. Right around where comfort, cute, and edgy meet. Well, kinda edgy. At least pushing edgy for me! Plus these have pockets! And they are big enough to carry my phone. Which is just about all I ever put in my pockets.
I chose to make my Skye Joggers cropped length but used cozy black french terry. The bands are a tight fit around my calves-which may mean I have some strong calves or that my fabric needs more stretch. But I love how that makes them bunch around my knees a little bit. And the Blanc Tee’s relaxed fit pairs perfectly. I feel slouchy and cool in downtown graffiti kind of way. Plus I can do my living room Zumba and at least feel like I have a touch of swagger.
If it’s a little chilly or I want to take my style up one more notch, I’ll go for a white tee around the house then add a bomber jacket and cute sneakers when running out the door.
Really, I love these joggers and how they bring my style level up without sacrificing any comfort!