Sometimes when you finally print off a pattern that you've been wanting to make for a while you can't stop at just one...right?
Well, that seems to be the case for me and the safari raglan. Partly, I think, it's because once you've got a pattern printed out and see it sitting there in all it's 3 (or 4) piece glory on your table you just can't help yourself. You think, well...it'll only take an hour...I'll just whip one up quickly. And really, the safari raglan is one of those patterns that you can just sew up in a flash!
The other thing might be that I had just recently received some amazing athletic fabrics from Imagine Gnats...terry backed wickaway lycra and nylon spandex and it was sort of "burning a hole", so to speak, in my stash...
So, as a birthday gift to myself, I made a new running raglan!
I woke up on my birthday morning ready to head out for an 8 mile run at 5:30am and was thrilled (like maybe overly excited!) to be able to wear shorts and my new raglan!
It was so comfy and warm!
I sewed the size 12 again, though I did increase the seam allowance to 1/2" to make it a bit more snug. I probably should've sewn the 10 though as I like my running shirts to be fairly fitted and added some extra length, next time...
This fabric is amazing, especially for cold weather running etc...Brooke has made some amazing mini husdons with it, which my kids have already requested, and a fantastic halifax hoodie too! It's so fun to be able to make your own running clothes! Though, I will say, I don't have a serger and just after my run I went to pull up my (sweaty) sleeves and accidetally pulled out a couple of stitches... The not having a serger thing is what is keeping me from giving running tights a try...
Anywho, running raglans are pretty awesome!
ps...I hope you don't mind the unstyled photos...these are actual "real life" photos! As in, minutes after my run, sweaty hair (I do run with it down when I wear a hat to keep me warmer) no make up and dirt from puddles! Hey, sometimes it's nice to see people not wearing lipstick, right?
Well, I will just pretend that anyway!