I told you guys I’ve been making Jalie t-shirts! We’ll talk about that in a minute. First let’s talk about these freaking awesome running tights. How much fun are these? I made them with fabric from FunkiFabrics. This is the Prism pattern and I think I’m in love. I went running with my girl friends this morning and they all want a pair. I told them that, sadly, I don’t really sew for others (I’m a selfish sewer like that). FunkiFabrics gifted me this fabric in exchange for a little exposure and review. People, I always tell you the truth, fear not. Even if I’m given fabric, I’ll tell you straight up whether I really like it or not. This fabric? Love. It’s four-way stretch, sturdy, and thick enough to cover lumps and bumps. It’s 80% polyester and 20% elastic. And it makes me do ballet. This is fabric made to order. When I received my fabric, my name and order number were printed along the side, along with the fabric. I have a couple other prints too. You’ll be seeing those soon.
I used a leggings pattern from Burda. These are Burda 01-2011 #130. They are dead easy. Just one pattern piece, cut twice. I did do a couple of modifications though. The rise is really high. I ended up cutting off 4.5” at CF tapering to 4” at CB. Then, I added a folded waistband that added 2” to the front and back. So, I guess, I could have cut off two inches and done the fold-down waistband and been done. I like the yoga-type waistband instead.
Here you can sort of see where they hit me and the waistband. I didn’t take a picture of the front with my shirt up. Doh! I ran 5 miles in these this morning. I have a thin pair of long underwear on under these. It’s chilly (maybe 30?) so alone, these would not have been enough to keep me warm. I made these in size 36, which is one size larger than normal. I knew I would be wearing these over other tights.
Here’s the Prism fabric. Rad, huh? They have over 1500 prints to choose from. They are a little pricey and they are in the UK, so I’m sure shipping would be high. But, if you want a pair of awesome running tights, they might be the right retailer for you. But again, how fun are these tights?
This top is another Jalie 2805. Same size, same everything. This only thing I did differently this time is to add cuffs and collar from a sweater knit remnant I had in my stash. Oh, and I added this two-thread flatlocking to the arm. My new serger is delish.
I know I’m all crazy about Jalie, but here’s why. This is all the sleeve and neck options for Jalie 2805. And it has kid sizes and adult sizes all in the same envelope. I’ll never need to buy a t-shirt pattern again!!!