Saturday, October 17, 2015

Running in the Coras - No Solicitations

Lucas still thinks they're inappropriate, but I persevered this morning and ran 3.5 miles in them...up and down a somewhat major street and past 2 neighbors who waved and said hello, but did not snicker or laugh...in front of me. They were fabulous and supportive without rubbing or itching or pulling (the tights, not the neighbors), and I didn't even feel overly warm in them. I was a little worried about how the bum would look - were the polka dots calling attention to a sagging derriere? - so I had Lucas film a little running so I could see whether or not to be embarrassed when close to traffic stacked up at a stop sign.



I think they're fine! Two things - I do want to bring the gusset slightly more forward for appearance' sake, and I do think I'll make the next pair with black dri-fit fabric over the bum and inner leg, and maybe a print on the outer leg...or would that emphasize my hips too much? Hey - who cares! And in family news, here's what the big boys are doing today, and what inspired me to run farther than usual:


Yes, the first Spartan race in Alabama - go Saraland! And Dean finally put his Auburn tag on...but not his car. Baby steps....


And lastly, my sister-in-law was looking for a buyer for her mother's ~60-year-old Singer sewing machine...and I made my first impulse purchase! I'm joining the ranks of you ladies who swear by vintage machines for topstitching, buttonholes, etc., and I can't wait to try her out in a couple of weeks! The mojo is back in business.


Now to go finish those Palmer/Pletsch pants I started. What are you tackling this weekend?

8 comments:

BeckyW said...

I think your running pants are great. I really love the lines and color blocking. They have many possibilities.

You will love your new machine. I have a Singer Rocketeer from the 50's with a button hole attachment set up all the time. It is what I do all my buttonholes on. You can find a buttonhole attachment on ebay. It makes the most beautiful buttonholes. The only pain in the tail is having to wind bobbins for it each time I change color. It won't take the same bobbin as my Janome. Sometimes I just use whatever for the bobbin.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Becky! My SIL has the buttonhole foot so I should be in business. My Brother takes a different bobbin than the old one, and I never got around to ordering more, so I'm used to improvising on bobbins.....

Sheila said...

Cool running gear... congrats on your new sewing baby.

Junior said...

Your running pants look good in action! You can do the next Spartan race in them now that they're broken in! Beautiful sewing machine!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Sheila! Tracey, Drew had been trying to get me to try a Spartan sprint, but appparently at mile 8.5 when he realized there was no earthly way he could run anymore, he decided I should not try a Spartan. They were beat - he pulled an Achilles tendon and Dean had calf cramps near the end. Much harder than the Tough Mudder apparently, and not as fun.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love your leggings and they do look great!!
Most of the summer I run on a busy road so to be seen I like my leggings with wild prints. But when running indoors on the track at the gym I like a little leas print on the bottom and wear the print on top. Nice to hear they were comfortable. I haven't finished the ones I'm making. Hopefully this week.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Ann! You're right - I wouldn't wear these to a class or gym, and I'm even having second thoughts about wearing them in the neighborhood again. Hope we get to see yours when you finish - I saw some nice Kwik Sew's on Pattern Review too, but I'm partial to my Jalies.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Definitely wear them!! They look great :)