if at first you don’t succeed
I have been a bit fixated on making my own activewear and knitwear lately. The thing is, I’m not very good at it, and I keep messing things up, but I just won’t give up! One of the reasons may be because I am astounded by the price tags on activewear. $85 for a pair of running tights? $50 for a running top? Crazy! [And yes, I realize that I'm probably spending that much if you count the items I have messed up and thus can't really wear, but bear with me.] Another reason I don’t want to give up is because Rose City Textiles
has SO MUCH GREAT FABRIC, and I can’t resist it. So, there you go.
The top above I made recently, and I haven’t had the chance to test it out running yet, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The fabric is a little bit heavier than some of the other wickaway lycras, so it should be great on those somewhat cold days where you need some sleeves but no jacket.
At Rose City Textiles they had a top similar to this one but in red. The fabric was so much fun that I decided I needed some. Unfortunately, they were out of the red, but then Annette dragged out this lovely green! Sold! The raglan sleeves are really nice for running, because you don’t have any seams digging into your armpits. And if you’re lazy like me, the rolled edge on the serger is a lifesaver for hems.
So, there you go. I still have more activewear to make, including some tights. Tights are hard because, well, they are tights, and they aren’t particularly flattering. I was wearing one pair of homemade tights, and Peter told me they made my butt look weird. This kind of implies that my butt sometimes looks normal, but you know, I think perhaps I just have a weird-looking butt. I try to keep it covered when I run, but that’s not always feasible. Well, I reckon I should stop talking about my butt now and go make dinner.
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