I don’t like shorts. I have horrible chub rub (from full inner thighs) and find that shorts look disgusting on me. Skirts are my preferred summer bottom option. I’ve started taking my bike to work twice a week. While I would love to wear cute clothes and ride chic, it’s not feasible right now.
I asked Emilie of Jalie in Montreal if they had bike shorts and she steered me to this running skirt pattern. And, I think it’s the perfect workout solution for me.
This, is my muslin. I made mine with the knicker / skirt combo. You will see in a moment why it is my muslin. I’m still going to wear it, but it is by no means the final product.
Here’s the front
Back. Oh, Whoops.
LOL. Yeah. As you can see, the running skirt has to do double time to cover my ample rear end. So, I made a full seat / swayback adjustment to this pattern in both the knickers and in the skirt. Based on the above photo, I could have made a bigger adjustment. It’s dipping at the center back and riding up in the center. Luckily, I also have some directions on how to alter for a rising skirt in the back (an absolute epidemic on Baltimore city streets). Expect a new version soon! I’ve already made alterations to the pattern!
So, I played around with my new camera today!