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My wildest running leggings yet

24 April 2013, 16:00

I try to show you all my finished garments in the order I make them, but I just can’t wait to show you my wildest running leggings yet! I only finished the hems on Monday night and stuffed them into my running bag to wear to Run dem Crew last night, and WOW, they got a glowing reception!

I made these with Funki Fabrics’ digitally printed lycra in “Tribal white on black”, plus fluorescent yellow lycra from Minerva Fabrics, inserted above the knee (and is WAY brighter than it appears in these photos!).

I liked the design lines of this McCalls leggings pattern, so I adapted my self-drafted leggings pattern to have similar sections above the knee, with angled thigh seams to be a bit more flattering (or, as flattering as you can get in neon yellow, ha!).

I had a friend take these photos after our run last night (a very fast 10km run with the Cheetah group around Victoria Park! Geeky stats here if you’re interested)

And then I had some photoshoot hijinks with our resident celebrity, and I just thought the photo was too hilarious to keep to myself!

Suffice it to say, I got rather a lot of interest in sewing more custom-drafted leggings for friends last night, so I’ve really got to sort out my pricing structure so a) I’m not too busy doing these all the time but b) not too expensive that no one wants to play with me!

In terms of other sewing inspiration, I got some great gift goodies in the post this week!

From Lakaribane (via Montreal and Pennsylvania…) I got three Vogues I picked out ages ago and forgot all about!

…and, as luck would have it, I see that Vogue are having a sale right now so all the above are on sale for $3.88 each (shame about their extortionate UK shipping!!).

Also, I had a belated meetup with my friend Pip, where she gave me some birthday gifts, which included:

With the warming weather, I’m starting to turn my thoughts towards Spring sewing ideas (including running in this, too), so I’ll have more to report on soon, plus the latest Burda and my final photoshoot from Baltimore (a top from the second Drape Drape book, coincidentally enough!)

But sadly, one thing I won’t be showing you is the latest Manequim magazine, because some idiot at Abril posted me an entirely different magazine in my envelope!! I’ve not heard anything back yet from their customer service, so it’ll probably be the standard “oh, we’ll extend your subscription by one issue…” At least it’s not the Oscar dress special!!

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  1. These are AMAZING! I absolutely love them, the neon yellow really makes the monochrome pattern pop. I want to sew some leggings now!

    Mizzbusby    Apr 24, 04:07 PM    #
  2. Wow love the new leggings, funky leggings like that are almost enough incentive to get me to start running again!

    — Joanna Ratcliffe    Apr 24, 04:08 PM    #
  3. Did you get “Mundo Estranho” too?!! I emailed Manequim last Thursday, and they replied on Friday with this, so I think it is still on the way:

    Thanks for contacting to Subscription Service.

    We inform that due to an operational problem you have received an issue of “Mundo Estranho”, instead of your April’s Magazine issue

    We understand your disappointment and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may caused.

    The edition 648 (April/2013), still it is on term of delivery.

    The estimated delivery date is until May 05th.

    If you dont receive the issue until this period, kindly advise us.

    We thank you for your cooperation and remain at your disposal.

    Whenever you contact us, inform your subscriber code:

    — Isidore    Apr 24, 05:03 PM    #
  4. Those are awesome leggings!

    — Pip    Apr 24, 06:33 PM    #
  5. Freaking AWESOME!

    dawn    Apr 24, 06:51 PM    #
  6. Hehehe!! Very good!! They shout, ‘watch out for me, I’m a runner who isn’t trying to hide’! Out of interest what’s the fabric like to run with, in terms of is it technical wicking or would it be for cooler days only?!

    Scruffy badger    Apr 25, 11:40 AM    #
  7. Love em!! what a kick-ass pattern! And speaking of patterns, I’ve got that Merkwaerdigh pattern also, it’s awesome. I have the exact same problem with the torso length, so that worked a treat. Have fun sewing it up!

    poppykettle    Apr 26, 01:26 AM    #

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