I made a couple more running shirts using my new coverstitch machine (the Janome CoverPro 900CP). I still haven’t mastered the coverstitch quite yet. I haven’t been able to use Woolly Nylon in the looper–I can’t get the tension correct, and I’ve tried various tricks (e.g., always using the nets) to no avail. But, I haven’t given up, and I am definitely sold on having a coverstitch.
And then I used regular serged seams on this striped running shirt:
I haven’t tested either of these yet, but I have run in the other two, and they worked just fine. So, we’ll see how these hold up. Next I plan to tackle the running skort and the panties, though when I will do that is unclear, what with the new fall television season fast upon us and all (though did anyone try to watch 90210? I watched a few minutes of it, and it was so horrible! But Gossip Girl? Now that was a fun episode. Did I just admit that publicly? Whatever! XOXO).
I love that you are making your running clothes, looking forward to seeing the skort. Do you have a pattern or just winging it? Too bad on 90210, I loved the original, I think I had two Kelly haircuts.
Like that last shirt a lot. Must investigate the cover stitch machine.
I watched GG too! Yay! will watch 90210 tonight – I’m scared though….I was the original series biggest fan…
Can’t wait to see the skort. If you’re looking for more technical fabric, there’s a Canadian store that’s sadly going out of business, but has incredible sales right now. Textile Outfitters http://www.justmakeit.com I can’t believe their pricing right now.
That is so flippin’ cool that you can make that stuff. I haven’t advanced any farther than curtains with my sewing.
How well does the fabric wick? I hate having any kind of moisture on me when I run. I did not watch 90210 and do not plan on it. The commercials were bad enough. I did watch GG and I, too, admitted it publicly on my blog.
Great sewing – but i really want to see the panties! Hm, that sounds kind of weird…but I’m tempted to try it too. Would it be a good way to use up scraps?
hahahaha the XOXO made me LOL.
(okay, you know somebody had to say it.)
I’m just stopping by and leaving a funny comment. I wound up buying all my yoga gear at(gasp) WalMart because of the nice, comfy Hanes yoga wear (yes, Hanes). I’ll splurge on the good stuff when I advance in the class! The running gear looks terrif!!
I like the blue striped shirty a lot!
…..waiting for a new post, M! Are you busy watching gossip girl episodes?
So where did you get that first fabric?! It’s so unique and I love it to bits.
This is great! While I was at the gym yesterday, I actually was thinking of making my own gym clothes, since none of my gym clothes fit me right. I’m going to have to get myself some wickaway lycra.