Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'll Run in Green Organza

At the end of last summer, my oldest daughter and I ran a 10 K race at Disneyland.  It was our first run together at Disneyland, and as we ran, we noticed many other runners wore costumes.  Their attire added to the festive nature of the race, and we talked about wearing costumes for our next Disneyland run.


Well, our next 10 K is on Saturday, and so (non-procrastinators that we are cough, cough) we talked a bit this week about what we should do about running apparel.  Luckily, a google search helped me find DIY ideas.  As we are running a Tinkerbell race, we decided to go with costumes in Tink's honor.  

The local craft store had Tinkerbell-green T-shirts. ("Tinkerbell" modifying only the color; no image of Tinkerbell appears on the shirt.)  Next I looked for fabric that I could use to sew running skirts (to go over our running pants).  Always a bargain shopper, I glanced at the clearance section.  Bingo!  A beautiful, green organza with silvery swirls.  If that didn't scream out "Tinkerbell", I don't know what would.  I wasn't planning on an organza; I was thinking a stretchy, sparkly fabric would be more appropriate for the task, but I figured as long as we could run in organza, why not?   And at only $5 a yard (and I only needed 1 yard for two skirts), I couldn't pass it up. 
 
I have sewn one skirt so far, and I think it will work.  I seem to be able to run in it.  I'll finish the other skirt this evening, then I need to decide how to make our wings. . . 

Oops, guess I need to press down that seam.


If you'll be at Disneyland Saturday, we'll be the ones running in green organza!  

 

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Thanks for all the well-wishes and prayers that I get over this cold.  They seem to be working.  I'm not 100% yet, but should be able to run without a problem. 

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5 comments:

  1. Very clever and cute, too. Have fun!

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  2. That is fantastic!! Good for you, getting into the fun and spirit of the race! That fabric is a perfect find! Don't you love it when things like that happen?

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  3. Fun! I've talked about doing this for a while now- I always seem to be pregnant!. One day:)

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  4. How cute!! It's saturday now (well, over here it is, I guess it's night now where you are) and I want to wish you a good day running! Looks like fun! Hope to see a picture of your outfits on you both. Good luck today and I will be thinking of you the whole day.

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  5. As always I am behind in my reading but I thought of you Saturday morning when they showed the line up for the Tinkerbell race! Bet you looked great in your costume!

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