I have seen so many cute pictures lately from runners wearing shinny sparkly skirts. I started thinking I wanted to order one. With the prices kind of high and the fact I would want multiple colors, I thought "Maybe there is a way I could make one." I wanted more than just the standard ones out there that are solid colored. I headed over the Joanne Fabric today to see what I could find. I knew there would be tons of shinny fabric with Halloween around the corner. I bought 26 inches of the purple spiderweb fabric above and 26 inches of the two fabrics below.
It's hard to tell but the red one is a red with little blots of gold all over it. I might wear it to my Veteran's Day run and/or a Christmas one. Total for the 3 fabrics and the black elastic was less than $10. I will be able to get 2 skirts out of the elastic. When I got home I searched the internet to see if anyone had a tutorial to make one and I found this blog called Beauty Still Remains. She had a wonderfully detailed tutorial on how to make one. As usual my sewing machine annoyed the heck out of me and I think I have room for improvement for the next one, but I am pleased how this one came out. I plan on wearing it Sunday at the World's Largest Corn Maze 5k. I'll make sure to post a picture from the run. I just hope it holds up!
Have you ever made your own running gear?