My boys are crazy about several new shirts from the UnderArmour company. Tshirts and turtlenecks that run about $50 a piece retail. They seem to be the latest high tech version of winter undergarments to keep you warm and dry. does anyone know what these fabrics are called and if they are available to the home sewer? They sure would be quick and esay to sew up, probably using a basic Kwik Sew pattern already in my collection. I think I also saw Kimmie Meisner wearing something from that company when she did an appearance on the Today show not too long ago. Any ideas?
Hi,One type of this fabric is Power Dry, made by Malden Mills. Their website says:" Our Power Dry¯ series actively wicks moisture away from your body pushing it through to the face of the fabric where it quickly evaporates. This non-fleece fabric is great for undergarments and for shirtings." I see only a few colors at Malden Mills. There are more colors at Wazoodle.com at Fabrics->Knit->Wicking. Now maybe some one can tell me: I used some of this fabric to make sleeveless shells for workouts. There is a smooth knit side and a more interesting textured side. I put the interesting side out but it seemed to me that the shirt was more comfortable when I put the interesting side against my skin. Does any one know which is the "right" side on these techncial knits?Thanks,
My son had an underarmour piece. The interesting side is to go against the skin. It is what wicks the moisture away!
Good luck in making your garment!
I don't know about the fabric, and I love underarmor clothing, but if you check the site http://www.steepandcheap.com/ they often ahve really great deals on ourdoor gear & clothing. You just have to check really frequently or you miss something, I got a Mountain Hardware rain jacket normally $90.00 for $30.00!
Thanks for the tips. I had tried the Malden Mills site before posting and only found info for fleece, but I'll go back and try again. I live only 2 hours away from them and had been contemplating a field trip for their next sale, so I'll check again.
I have found Underarmour shirts (as well as Adidas & other brands doing compression clothing) at discount retailers (Marshall's, Ross) for less than $10 each, and several athletic wear websites often have them on clearance for less than $20 each. It might be cheaper to buy them discounted than to make them.The label says they're 100% polyester microfiber knit, which you might be able to find in a fabric store. The microfiber makes them warm without bulk and really, really works!
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