This morning I woke up at 5 AM (an hour and half too early... ugh) to head across town for a race. I ran, slowly, but that's okay because it gave me more time for the fantastic views, to enjoy the weather that was insanely perfect and to chat with so many nice people along side me in the race. I ran the Port to Fort 6k that looped up to and around Fort McHenry. The race is a fundraiser for a local organization that provides housing services to critically ill children and their families.
Two days ago I decided I needed a new something to wear for this race, of course. I made up a quick and easy version of the Fehr Trade XYT top. I've made it before (and was a pattern tester) with the compression bra and love it... but head to toe rainbow zebra print is a bit much for me. (Yep, the capris are the Duatholons from Melissa's pattern as well.)
I used a contrasting white thread to top-stitch and it shows every last imperfection... but I don't care, I LOVE this top for it's functionality! It was sooo comfortable on the run today. I made a size small bust, graded to a medium waist and large hip. I also added 3" (7.6 cm) to the length. I really love a longer running top.
I didn't get any "running" photos. My photographer was home in bed still. So all these pics are right afterward as the sweat was drying of my sassy new sweat wicking purple top.
I got several comments/compliments on my zebra capris. The race was your standard sea of black and white, bland running clothes... it's fun to shake it up with silly prints. I ran with a short distance with a 70 something year old man who said he had run countless races... he was wearing the most cool American flag print shorts. I need to do some fun overly patriotic something soon, huh?! I think this shall be a submission to the Fehr Trade Spring Race Challenge. Has anyone else done a race while wearing handmade goodies, too?!
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