Ah, running skirts. I love them. They are ridiculously comfortable and you look like a million bucks in one of them.
I hate running shorts and leggings with all my heart. I despise them. I never manage to look great in one and end up looking like a badly stuffed hot dog. Do you see the beauty on the right? Or the ladies on the image above? I NEVER as good!
But I love running. And I love sewing. I love the theurapetic noise of the sewing machine and the little time alone with it that lets me gather my thoughts and sew something new all for myself.
Now you know when life gets in the way. Kids grow up and have their own practice and courses you have to drag them to and from. Little time remain for you. And when you are pressed for time, you inevitably start prioritizing.
And I prioritized rigorously.
Running wasn’t getting me as excited as it used to. How am I supposed to make time every single day for something that is not getting me excited.
Sure, I ran. But I ran once or twice per week. Far less that in the good old days, you know. I decided I needed the spark that will ignite my passion again. I decided to get some new cool running gear. Couple of hours later I decided that I will make room for the second passion of mine – sewing.
You know what happens when I combine those two passions of mine? Cool running skirt.
I scrolled through 1521+ different fabrics and designs before I picked the ones I liked most.
The end result was so cool that I decided to share with you how I actually made it.
You only need three things: fabric that makes you happy, sewing machine and some free time.
First the fabrics. I like contrasting designs. Prism design, polka dots, star prints. Get as many or as little from these as you like.
Second – the sewing machine. I own this CS6000i by Brother (it is a great sewing machine for beginners by the way), but almost any other sewing machine will do. You can even ask a friend if you don’t have one – the project is super easy.
Third, the pattern. There are a lot of free sewing patterns, but I wanted onw with a built in running shorts to reduce friction and ended up with this one from Jalie.