Monday, July 3, 2017

Running Skort

Hello, long time no see!  We have moved states, started new jobs, and new daily routines with the kids. It's been difficult to sew regularly, but I'm trying to get back to it. My other ambition, aside from sewing, is running. I'm not very good at it but always trying to get better! I've wanted some cute running skorts for quite some time. 


I used Jalie 2796 Multi-Sport Skort pattern. For my first skort, I used some remnant spandex from previous projects. I cheated and used ITY for the accent- but wanted to be able to get some animal print in. 

These were quick and easy to sew. I used my serger for the seams. I used a wide zigzag stitch for the hem. My photos don't capture the cute details but these have a side pocket which was able to fit my smart phone. I love the wide waistband. These are comfortable and didn't shift or ride up anywhere while I ran. They are short- but not too short. The length of the shorts was long enough to protect from thigh chaffing but nice and short to keep cool in the hot Summer heat. 

I have a couple of really cute spandex prints in my stash that I will be using to make more of these up! Until next time... 



  1. Very cute! And inspiration to get outside and run.

  2. Thank you, I do feel more stylish when running!

  3. Very cute.

    I made the Kwik Sew skort last summer but the athletic knit I used was NOT wicking and I suffered during my 5k. I'd like to revisit it with a moisture wicking fabric for the shorts. Skorts are just perfect!!

    1. I find that regular nylon spandex works well for bottoms. I got some supplex to make some tops out of, we will see how they perform.