I was sent to my sewing room for a mental health day, and decided to make a running outfit for the Ecofest Trail run. My family thought it was a great joke...I could blend in amongst the trees and miss a few kilometers and no-one would be any the wiser!
The tropical print is from funkifabrics. My daughter and I squabbled over who would get to use it. In the end, I bought some in the Titan weight for me and some in the regular weight to make swimmers for her.
The top pattern is Jalie 3679. I used a dark grey supplex for the yoke, the tropical print for the bra, a wicking cotton for the bra lining and a slubby cotton for the outer tank bit. I left off the hem band, because a hem band would make it harder to use the top as a sweat rag for my face whilst running :). The top was actually a lot easier to sew than I expected. The only time I struggled with the instructions was step 22 when it said to sew fabric and lining together. It took me a few moments to realise that they meant the seam allowances of the yoke and yoke lining. Here is a close up of the back.
The leggings were made using my favourite leggings pattern, first made here. I made a few changes to the pattern, which meant that every piece had to be adjusted and re-traced, but I am really happy with how they fit, so it was worth the effort. The best feature is the huge side pocket. I prefer side pockets because I don't like the waist elastic too tight and waistband pockets tend to drag the pants down when I fill them. You can just make out the pocket in the photo below, if you know where to look. It is in the side panel that curves down into the mesh insert.
I love a bit of matchy-matchy, (and bright colours, and wild prints) and it is fun that I get to do this in my exercise wear when I try to show a little more restraint for my "normal" clothes.