The Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights with Moto Add-On are the perfect activewear sewing pattern to DIY and sew your own moto-style workout leggings.
I don’t know about you guys, but my athleisure wardrobe is pretty thin. The reason why is because I can never find ready-to-wear leggings that are just the right length. I’ve talked about this issue in many of my other posts about how short/petite lengths in the ready-to-wear world are still too long on me. So as usual, I have taken matters into my own hands and will be sewing my own activewear moving forward.
The Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights
My first activewear project that I have to share is my Greenstyle Creations Inspire Leggings with the free Moto Add-On. I debated between the Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights, Greenstyle Tempo Tights, or Greenstyle Super G Leggings, but I have been wanting moto style leggings for a while so I settled on the Inspire tights. It was a rewarding challenge to make my own moto leggings! I made mine in a black deluxe supplex fabric that I also bought from Greenstyle Creation’s fabric selection, and the fabric makes for the comfiest leggings.
My Sewing Process
The Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights come in several different lengths – full length, cropped, capri, and shorts. I was able to get away with not making any length adjustments by choosing the capri length as it is equivalent to full length on me. The adjustments I made were making the pintuck panels shorter by 3 inches (1.5 from the top, 1.5 from the bottom). I also moved the placement of the pintuck panels on the upper leg up 2 inches so that they would hit my thigh and not my knees since the proportions were a bit off in comparison to my short legs.
Lastly, I opted for Greenstyle Creation’s Contoured Waistband option for my Inspire Tights. The waistband options are high and ultra-high. I went with ultra-high because I like to have more of my stomach covered up, especially when only working out with a bra or crop top. I was a little nervous about choosing the ultra-high version because they seemed REALLY high at first, but I’m so glad I did! My waistband doesn’t roll down when I’m doing barre or yoga, and so far these hold up perfectly!
Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights Overall Impression
Overall, I’m loving these leggings and they are my go-to for those days that I want to feel dressed up but also be comfortable. I can wear them working out or running errands (outside of our current circumstance with COVID-19 of course). I can even see myself wearing them with heels, a long tank top, and black leather jacket for a night out!
If you haven’t made activewear leggings yet and want to challenge yourself, I definitely recommend the Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights! There are so many different options to customize these leggings (basic, multiple panel options, and the moto add-on) so you can really make them your own! I have lots of leftover fabric, and I look forward to making the Greenstyle Creations Tempo Tights next!
If you want to see more activewear I’ve sewn, check out my Greenstyle Creations Sundance Jacket.