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Running Gear

Added Mar 7, 2013

by kathhhhhy

United States , ...






I’ve been making some running clothes. I used Jalie patterns and altered them a little to make exactly what I wanted. I made the zebra print top with a compression bra… the same for the red and pink top. The running skirt has awesome deep side pockets. More on my blog

Material Notes

Supplex (nylon/spandex), polyester/spandex




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Mar 7, 2013, 11.06 AMby Anna E

    Love Jalie patterns. You did a great job. I am in the process of finishing a compression bra as well. I lined the whole thing using the same fabric as I used for the outside, but now I don’t know how to finish the elastic band properly (still thinking about a solution). Next time I may use your idea to extend the bra into a top, although I think I will add the elastic to the lining so it will not show on the outside. Did you also add elastic to the ‘racer-part’ of the bra, or only the lower band?

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      Mar 7, 2013, 02.11 PMby kathhhhhy

      Thanks! And YES make sure to use elastic on all the edges, this provides the support for the bra (yes, I used elastic all around.) I lined it with the supplex because the outer fabric was a little more sheer then I wanted, plus the suppelx is so nice against the skin.

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      Mar 7, 2013, 04.22 PMby Anna E

      Kathhhhhy, thanks for your reply. Now I am really curious about how my bra will fit, as I did not use elastic for the upper part of the bra. Hopefully I will be able to finish the top soon, so I can post pictures and my experiences as well.

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      Oct 9, 2013, 01.39 PMby Anna E

      Update: Kathhhhhy, you were right about the elastic all around. As said before I used a double layer of fabric (as I liked the bra to be reversible, but this didn’t work out in the end) and left out the elastic around the armholes. Now that it is finished, I miss a little support there. So the next one I make will have elastic all around.

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    Mar 7, 2013, 06.30 AMby Mary Athey

    You must look so smart in your running gear as its lovely great use of colours x

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      Mar 7, 2013, 02.11 PMby kathhhhhy

      Thanks, Mary! You always post the nicest comments :)

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    Mar 7, 2013, 04.21 AMby bennomusik

    These all look fantastic! I’ve begun to research running patterns, so this is super helpful :)

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      Mar 7, 2013, 02.13 PMby kathhhhhy

      Thanks! I want to see more activewear sewing… there isn’t that much in the sewing blogosphere or on sites like this. I studied only a small handful of reviews before making these.

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