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Topic: Adventures with Lucy: A new biking top.  (Read 7732 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2009 08:14:38 AM »

The newer materials used in athletic wear that are advertised to wisk away wetness and keep the skin dry are made from 100% stretch woven polyester. Most compression pants (biker shorts, capris, and pants) are made of 88% polyester/12% lycra spandex. Swimwear material is an alternative if you can find it at a good price also.

Years ago most of the tops were cotton/rayon jersey, but technology has changed the way we dress and the materials used. I think a cotton/spandex jersey is still being used in today's sports bra. Start looking at the sportswear and get to know the feel and what type of material you like, then you will be able to decide what type of material you prefer.


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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2009 10:45:59 AM »

Thanks!  That is good info.  I will definitely do a little sleuthing and see what sort of fabric might actually feel nice but also perform well and go from there.  Tips much appreciated, purefairydust  Wink

 Grin And more thanks everyone!  We are off to do another spin around the park today, which should be lovely.  I may just have to wear my new top once more! It is not so sunny today though...

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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2009 10:57:35 AM »

Looks lovely!!! I love the colour combo!! And serious kudos for no pattern, I don't think I could manage to make something without serious instructions, lol! Maybe if I had a dress form... hmm....

I also find it hard to find plus size athletic wear in decent materials, so it's interesting to hear the fabric suggestions.

And, as a fellow Vancouverite (ok, Richmond-ite!) the recent brief spurt of sun was lovely! My sis's wedding was on Saturday, sun couldn't have appeared at a better time, lol!
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2010 12:15:34 PM »

haha, cute! I love your pictures.  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2010 05:52:11 AM »

Cool!  Thanks Smiley 


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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2010 05:45:36 AM »

still love your top, I hope you are still enjoying your bike rides, and congrats on the award   Grin Grin

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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2010 02:45:02 PM »

What a fun and funky top!  Great job!!  Great colors!!  Enjoy it!!  Cheesy
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