I went to a local sporting goods store and found a super cute pair of running tights for a shocking price of $150.00! I kid you not! I thought maybe 45 but $150? The top to match was over $60 so that was just NOT going to happen.
So any sewer will tell you, make it! And that's what I did!
I found the gray/black combo at JoAnns. This is part of their performance wear and at 17 bucks a yard, it was some of the nicest fabric I've ever worked with from JoAnns! You can tell it is made for active wear. It is lightweight, somewhat moisture-wicking, and holds up to me running on the treadmill for 4 miles!
I tried to get the hubby to take photos outside, but at 9 degrees with the wind chill and snow coming down in a crazy amount, we had to resort to the kitchen.
The pants are made from the uber popular Jalie Cora pattern. I had previously made the shorts but this is the first time I had made the full-length tights. Isn't the seaming super cute? I will not give you a full-butt shot, you don't want to see and I don't want to show it to you!
I just love the gray/black and pink together! The pink is some active wear from Fabric Mart. It is a bit lighter weight than the gray/black but behaves really well.
For my top, I had a different pattern out but decided I wanted something with full-butt coverage. I used the Jalie Dolman top to make a color-blocked running top. It is longer in the back than the front. I cut the front into three sections, added seam allowances and put it back together. I made the neckband wider--1.5 inches instead of 1.
I love my new running gear!
Thanks for reading!