The Gate River Run was a big week of new things for me. First of all, it was the furthest timed run I’d done. It was the first time my timed run included major bridges (where I live it’s flat…very flat) with quite an incline. And it was my first time trying to walk the pain off because I was incredibly sore after. It was also the first week I attempted to use my new sewing machine without my mum.
Let me preface: My mum had bought me the sewing machine roughly two weeks before. We had made pajama pants in an effort to teach me. With a pattern that we purchased and cut out. I have them, and I love them, but one of the legs is definitely longer than the other.
Roll on up to the weekend before the race and my friend-turned-running-buddy Blair suggests that we should make a running skirt. On our own. With this new amazing machine. I told her no about 26 times and then one Sunday when it was cold we decided to skip our run and make the skirts instead. Now when I say this was an experience…this was an experience! Blair had found the instructions on Beauty Still Remains and we literally had to figure out most of it through trial and error. I think if you have any idea how to use (and thread) a sewing machine, you’d be great at this!
I don’t really think I could recreate each step, but I highly encourage you to check out Beauty Still remains to make one of these skirts. I really enjoyed the experience and people kept asking us where we bought them! It’s a really good feeling! Personally, I think the teal one turned out better for two reasons: I was more experienced since it was the second one, and I made one small error that changed the look of the skirt. All in all, a great time though! And I loved my pink skirt, errors and all!