There’s a link between these two topics that I’ll let you in on.
This week I was tapering for a half-marathon that I finished this morning. What’s the link?
Tapering is when you train less leading up to an event. There is a link here.
In May, when I tapered for the Sydney half-marathon I made a coat with colour that needed lots of hand stitching.
|This is the ‘before’ shot from the May run.|
This week I cut out this Vogue Sports top and slowly made it up so that I could taper and not crave endorphins – that’s the link.
As an aside, a colleague sent me this story about how women are taking over running because he was chuffed that I decided to do two half marathons this year.
Anyway, the pattern was a gift and it was printed in 1991. So this pattern is older than 20 years so it’s part of my Vintage Pattern Pledge.
Sewing this fabric wasn’t too hard. I used a straight stitch and used stretch needles. The hems are coverstitched.
|I’ve paired this top with my RTW skinny jeans.|
The hood is huge or I’m just small. I used the shortening lines to make the sleeves the right length. I’ve kept the bodice long because this is a Winter top
There’s no shaping but no the seams don’t need finishing. And now I’m just ready to chill.
|Here’s the after shot from this morning’s run.|
The course was flat and the weather was nippy but fine. The organisers made this morning’s run feel like a huge party.
I’m glad I used my tapering time to make this vintage top for Winter. And that’s my story about Vogue Sport and running.
Thanks to everyone for being so supportive today.