I’ve been in a slump. A FUNK with a capital F. Depressed, bummed, cranky, bitchy or whatever you like to call it. For a few months. I have several reasons why that I feel can explain it away but for the sake of keeping this blog (mostly) sewing related I will not get into it! No matter the reasons I know what I have been missing out on and what I need to get myself back into doing…one of them besides sewing is getting back to running!
I ran my first half marathon just six months ago and then winter came, and the reasons for my hibernation came into play and BAM- I fell of the bandwagon. Hard. I would run maybe twice a week, then once a week…then maybe once every two weeks. You get the idea. Weeks would go by and I couldn’t drag myself out there because when I did it was so much harder and not as enjoyable as it was when I was regularly running. It wasn’t fun. Long story short- I know the only way to get myself out of this self imposed hibernation is to be like Nike and JUST DO IT! I went out for a great 3 mile run this morning and felt wonderful! There was a chill in the air but the sky was clear, the flowers were in bloom and it was perfect. I came home and grabbed an iced coffee and (after a much needed shower!) headed outside for my daughter to take a few pics* of me in my new favorite pattern- Pattern for Pirates Peg Legs.
This is now a free pattern and I am so happy I gave it a try. I made the straight XL size with the high waist and capri length. The fabric is a double brushed poly (just like Lularoe) I snagged for just under $8 at LaFinch Fabrics. They feel like butter…so soft! I have made a few orders from this shop and am in LOVE. Fast shipping and a wonderful selection of double brushed poly, liverpool knits and more. These knits are a new world to me and I have sewn up several great pieces with them that I hope to blog about soon!
The fabric print I used for these reminds me of running tights so they are pretty casual- but perfect for a lazy Saturday! I know I will be making up so many more pairs of these once I buy more fabric…no more $25 Lularoe leggings for me. I love the capri length and they are a super quick sew. Besides the version I made this pattern includes 2 rises: low/mid rise and high rise and 4 lengths: shorties, bike, capri and ankle in sizes from XXS up to 3XL. They even have add ons for a gusset, waistband or side pockets and more. I can’t wait to sew up a pair of shorts in performance fabric with a side pocket, gusset and waistband pocket- they’ll be perfect for running!
*a childs height does not equal the best pics! I really need to up my game with my blog posts/pictures. Hopefully future posts will feature more flattering pics and background! She did manage this beautiful shot of the tree though…