I’ve made this skirt for my daughters twice but thought I might need my own version. I have my eyes on winter and I wanted something that would cut the wind to my chakras and still let me move. I made the front and back panel out of the Polartec Powerstretch Hardface and the sides and waistband are made out of the Nike Dri-Fit Brush-Back Knit. I love them and I think they will be super nice for running this fall.
This is me after a 3 mile run. I always were my hair like this so it doesn’t get so tangled.
This the high-waisted version of this pattern. The low-waisted waistband is about half this height.
The shorts are really comfortable. I didn’t get any cooch-crawl which I do sometimes get with other tight shorts. I love that they have no side seam.
The back has a bit of a flair which I like. In a drapier fabric, this would hang down instead of flare out.
On this pattern, you make the shorts, make the skirt, and then attach them together with the waistband. For the waistband, you want something really stretch because there are several inches of negative here. When you cut out your waistband, you may want to try in on your body first, before attaching everything.
This is the side view and my favorite part of this skirt. There are large pockets on both sides.
The pockets are large enough for me to stuff my hand in them. Jalie has you sew elastic on the top so things won’t bounce out. The way the skirt is constructed keeps the fabric there very taut so you won’t have your phone or Goo jiggling up and down. I hate that.
I used the sparkle FOE again because 1) it was sitting next to the sewing machine from this dress, 2) it’s perfect for this application, and 3) who doesn’t need some sparkle on their running stuff? What I really need to find is reflective FOE.
My iPhone easily fits in the pocket. On one of my other (store bought) running skirts, they have a small pocket on the front of the thigh on the running shorts. I may have to add two more pockets to my running shorts. You can never have too many pockets!
These pockets are nice because you can listen to your iPhone and have your hands free.
Up next? I’m not sure. Sch_______ is looming so I’m running out of time!!!! Aaaauughghghghhhhhhh!