Sewing plans

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It’s summer, which means it’s marathon training season! Every Saturday morning I run with a big group, and at this point I think I am the oldest, laziest, and most shoddily dressed runner of the bunch. Seriously, my running clothes are pretty nasty. It doesn’t help that one of my running buddies has a seemingly bottomless collection of cute lululemon gear!
For the sake of the group I decided I should really upgrade a bit. Since I can’t bring myself to purchase new running apparel (hello, you want $50 for something made with 3 pattern pieces and .5 yard of fabric?), I guess I need to make my own. So, I visited my opium den (known as Rose City Textiles), and my dealer Annette pointed me to the silkweight wickaway section. I could have bought more. Easily. Lycra and polyester may frighten some of you, but I could roll around in the stuff forever.
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So, now I just need to get on it before summer is over! To help motivate me I got all this lovely serger thread from Atlanta Thread & Supply (SUPER good deal on Maxi-Lock). I also, um, accidentally purchased a coverstitch machine. I found a great deal on the Janome 900CP, which is the most basic model. I haven’t taken it out of the box yet, but I hope to this evening. I’ll let you know if you need to have the same accident! And yes, I know–I need to get on with the panties, too.

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17 Responses to Sewing plans

  1. Virginia says:

    WHAT is that fabric with the sea creatures on it? Holy moly it is fantastico!

  2. splatgirl says:

    Holycrap. That stuff with the fish on it!! And it’s stretch? Too cool.
    I think the rule should be that if you spend as much time and energy running as you do, you should be able to buy as much running stuff as you want. Crazy marathon girl.
    Sometimes having something cute to wear is the only thing that gets me out the door. Not that I look cute in my running clothes. Like ever. But hey, I’ve got the fat and sweaty look covered so there’s that.

  3. Becky says:

    I’m wish I would accidentlly buy that coverstitch machine too!

  4. Spare Ribbon says:

    That is some great fabric. Unique stuff that you don’t see often.

  5. megan says:

    i think it’s time for therapy. rolling around in polyester forever?? really?

  6. Emma says:

    Hehe I love the fish material too!
    Good luck with sewing your running clothes!

  7. Kay says:

    What I love about Lululemon is that I never walk out of there with a COVERLOCK MACHINE.

  8. Kay says:

    Overlock, coverstitch, whatevs.

  9. I had t hat same accident when I bought my new sewing/embroidery machine! I may need to have another accidental purchase. Can’t wait to heare what you have to say about the machine!
    Come visit me at for some great laughs!

  10. Alaska says:

    I am so jealous! I got the same coverstitch machine last week, but I don’t have the pleasure of hopping into RCT in person. I can only drool electronically. You are so lucky! Happy sewing, can’t wait to see your new creations, especially those undies. Been kicking around the idea of making some myself. I, too, can’t stand the way mine digs around the legs and want to make some women’s boxer briefs with strategically placed seams for maximum comfort.

  11. Seanna Lea says:

    Gosh, I wish I could afford a set of cute lululemon gear for running. I’m in the midst of doing more sports bra shopping, because with my current schedule at the gym I’d go through 7 sports bras in 5 days.
    I’m not doing too much on the running front itself right now. I want to buy the Nike Sportsband. I have to get back into training for my next race (not a marathon for certain). The elliptical and treadmill are just not good substitutes for street running.

  12. Linda S says:

    I’ll be very interested to see how your running clothes turn out. You get right on that so that my curiosity can be satisfied. You are going to be sooo stylish.

  13. sil says:

    I am squealing because you bought a coverstitch machine! I’m a tad bit jealous, but I don’t run unless chased by an attacker so you deserve it more. GREAT deal btw! Now get sewing!

  14. sil says:

    I am squealing because you bought a coverstitch machine! I’m a tad bit jealous, but I don’t run unless chased by an attacker so you deserve it more. GREAT deal btw! Now get sewing!

  15. freecia says:

    Curse you. Now that I clicked through on the link, I want a sewing machine again. Maybe I should just spend the money for a basic newbie model… Then I could use some of my fabric stash and stop obsessing on and off about sewing machines.

  16. brit says:

    well I am always jealous of your home grown running clothes…and now I know they have wicking fabric at rose city textiles? I may have to head down there! Oh and also learn to follow the pattern..maybe

  17. claudia says:

    That lululemon gear is like crack. One hit and you want more. Ask me how I know.

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