Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The "Cover Your Assets" Skirt - It's Skirt Week!

I have a slight obsession with running clothes. It helps that there are some really cute, functional styles out there - even some of the C9 from Target has made it's way into my running wardrobe! But not only do I love these pieces for running, some of them are cute enough to wear around town. The only problem with  pulling on a pair of running capris for a trip to the post office is that, well, I'm wearing running capris. They are cute and comfy, but I'm not crazy about flashing my assets - especially the less than perfect assets that get me running in the first place.
While I was window shopping at one of my favorite stores recently, I found this cute skirt. It looked adorable on the mannequin, but $50 is a hefty price for a knit skirt that has no technical properties (i.e. wicking fabric, or pockets for storing an ipod). I left the store empty handed, and haven't stopped dreaming of that skirt since!
I finally attempted to sew a knock-off skirt and while it's different from the original, I love it! I used some super soft pink burn out knit that I had in my stash, left the hems unfinished, and used some 1" elastic for the waist.
"Cover your assets" skirt back
The burn out effect in the knit leaves it sheer in some areas, which was just a good excuse for using 2 tiers of knit! I also cut the back slightly longer, a trick I learned after studying my running skirts. Such a simple detail, and it makes a big difference!
"Cover your assets" skirt front
I'm really excited about this simple skirt, because now all of my black running capris have double the use!
Be sure to check out Skirt Week over at Crafterhours! To enter a skirt, use the buttons at the top right side of their blog.
And hop over here to enter a giveaway on my blog!


felicity said...

Oh adorable! I loves it. That's a fabulous idea - I've got leggings that I only wear when my "assets" are well covered by a long shirt but this can open up many possibilities. Thank you!

JuneBug said...

LOVE it! I must make one or three :)

YC @ glass snail crawling said...

Hey, I remember that knit... nice! It was near 70ish this weekend and I had no cute skirts to wear! Travesty...

Lisa said...

too cute!!!

Kristie said...

So cute!!

Cascade Quilts said...

great idea! At first I thought it was sewn to the bottom of the t-shirt - which would be great too I think! It would keep the t-shirt from creeping up out of place I think :)