run away

It got chilly here a couple weeks ago, so I decided it was time to sew up some more running tights. I was excited to try out the flatlock stitch on my new serger (the BabyLock Imagine), but I couldn’t get it quite right, so I had to take it in to the shop and get a little lesson. Turns out the tension was slightly off, so it wasn’t chaining correctly. Darn machines! Anyway, the flatlock now works quite nicely, and I was able to whip up a pair of warm tights.

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You should be relieved you aren’t being subjected to a photo of me busting out of these. The tights are very warm and fuzzy. The flatlock had a little bit of a tough time going over seams and triple thicknesses, which means the front part now looks like a codpiece. It’s not like I want to bring attention to my crotch. I always try to wear long shirts, anyway. Anyway, check out the pretty flatlock:
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I used Wooly Nylon in the upper looper for some decorative fuzziness. The tights fabric is from Rose City Textiles. It’s very stretchy and is slightly furry on the inside. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the weather warmed up, so now it’s too warm to wear these!

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9 Responses to run away

  1. Amy says:

    Remind me. Is there anything you do not do well?!?! 😉 Great running pants.

  2. Kathy says:

    Ooooh….flatlock. That’s the one thing my White doesn’t have. Look at those lovely stitches!

  3. stefana says:

    Those look really comfi! I think you should start a supereggplant sportswear line.

  4. sara says:

    Love the pants. If you lived in Minnesota you’d have good use of those pants until oh, probably april or may.

  5. J Strizzy says:

    Oooh, nice flatlock. Love the contrast between the thread and the fabric.
    I’m already looking at new sewing machines — if you’re not careful you’ll have me wanting a serger too.

  6. katie says:

    How smart you are to be able to make your own running tights! Codpiece or no, I like them. =) One day I’ll have to learn how to use a serger. One of the women at my local Bernina dealer made all of her daughter’s swimsuits.

  7. melissa says:

    I’m impressed that you were able to work the word “codpiece” into a blog post.

  8. juei says:

    wow! that’s real cool!

  9. Sasha says:

    Are you just throwing that word out to see how many extra hits you will get? Can I come take sewing lessons from you? I destroyed a bias linen skirt this week and my sewing confidence is shot. Supebuzzy update coming soon? (Yes, I think my sewing sucks, and yes I want more lovely Japanese fabrics!)

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