Whenever I go to Rose City Textiles, I get into trouble. Even if I intend to buy NOTHING, I inevitably walk out with about a hundred bucks’ worth of fabric. I cannot help myself, and the store manager, Annette, knows it. She hypnotizes me and leads me around the store like a marionette. It is very effective.
So, since I already have a stash of activewear fabric, I decided I should jump in and make something. This stripey fabric I actually got from the Fabric Depot outdoor sale. They had an impressive and enticing selection of activewear fabric over the summer.
Now, I had decided that making my own running tights might not be the best decision, since the industrial machines sew such superior seams, and hey, if I dole out about $50 I can even get a zippered pocket! But, what the heck, I have the fabric, so why not make some shorts-tights (that’s what I call these shorts that fit like tights. Duh). They actually turned out quite well in that they are comfortable, and I can run in them and all. Now, I fully realize that the horizontal stripes aren’t doing my butt or my big ol’ thighs any favors, but perhaps I will be encouraged to run a little faster so I will be more of a blur than an eyesore? Yeah, probably not, but too bad, cuz I’m wearing them!