Last weekend we, as a family, ran a 5k together. It's actually the kid's third 5k! I am always so impressed by them during these races, they work hard, push hard, struggle, overcome their struggles and run most of the race! It's so amazing to watch and to run alongside of them.
Last weekend's race happened to fall in the middle of a seemingly unending rainy spell...it's been raining for 10 days straight! With the chillier temperatures and rain I knew shorts weren't likely going to appropriate race attire, so I thought I'd put some of the spandex and lycra athletic fabrics in my stash to good use...
The pattern is the Wild and Free lounge pant pattern from Coffee and Thread. I love this pattern because it's a legging...but with pockets, making them legging/lounge pants and also more gender neutral that you might at first expect.
Speaking of pockets...there are two different pocket options in this pattern, one with a pocket bag and facing and one with a pocket bag only...the latter is the one I chose as it would mean less bunching and give a more streamlined pocket and pant. I love the way they turned out!
Aside from the pockets...the darling animal faces that can be added to these pants are so sweet, there have already been requests put in for a pair with ears and whiskers and noses! But, being that these were intended as running pants...I skipped the animal ears this time around, but still kept the two piece front leg for color blocking, which makes them look "just like mama's" running tights!
The fabrics I used are from Imagine Gnats' vast selection of athletic fabrics ...terry backed wickaway lycra and nylon spandex (also used for my own running raglan shirt) and tricot nylon/spandex. Violet's are a bit too big and I'll likely make a size smaller next time, but hey, they'll fit her longer! And Henry's are spot on!
There will surely be more of these pants made in the future!
Have a great weekend!