Ever since I did my series on the Search for the Perfect Activewear, I have been dying to make some more. When Pine Crest fabrics reached out to me to see if I wanted to try their Olympus Fabric I was excited to jump at the opportunity.
The Pace Skirt
I’m a huge Lululemon fan and have always been a fan of their running skirts. They are great Saturday morning errand outfits! When I saw the Pace Skirt from Greenstyle Creations it was super similar and knew it would be added to my closet someday!
The Pace Skirt is a running/golfing/you name it skirt from Greenstyle Creations that features biker shorts or built in briefs underneath the skirt (perfect for exercise and also windy days!). I was impressed with how quickly the skirt came together – it was a nice afternoon project. I used my serger to construct most of it and my coverstitch machine for the hem of the skirt.
The only issue I had was I didn’t use the recommended clear elastic for the waistband and I feel like the waist isn’t tight enough. It kinda falls down as I wear it. I think if I had used the clear elastic, it would have stabilized the waistband seam better. Good to know for next time!
My favorite part of the skirt is the pleats – they’re so fun and so feminine!
My shirt was on inside out guys…I can’t even comment!
The Olympus Fabric from Pine Crest Fabrics is an athletic fabric with 25% spandex. It has 70-80% 4 way stretch and was super easy to work with and cut out the project. It has a smooth texture to it which was a perfect texture for the skirt and the pleats on the back! Pine Crest sells their fabrics wholesale and you can get the Olympus Fabric retail from Fabric.com in a variety of prints. Tori wrote a post earlier this year about their fabric making three different pairs of leggings and I saw an instagram post from Elizabeth about her new maternity leggings. It’s a really versatile fabric!
Have you made a running skirt before? What’s your favorite activewear patterns?
I received 2 yards of fabric from Pine Crest Fabrics in exchange for sewing up my skirt and posting about it. As always, all opinions are my own.