Friday, June 5, 2015

New Collection - The Cora Running Tights

Last year, a customer made a special request for stretch breeches. We really liked the idea of pants without an inseam. After looking at many breeches in specialized stores, we realized customers would have a hard time finding the right fabric for them. We decided to keep the idea of a no-inseam pants, and took it to the next level.

Jalie 3462 - Cora Running Tights
Fabrics RUB695 + MF 5001 from FunkiFabrics
We used lycra and as soon as I put on the first prototype last summer, we knew we were on the right track! A few pairs later, we came up with the back pocket idea. A wonderful, magical pocket that keeps your phone (of your favorite little music machine) in place. No bouncing. I even tried with a key. It didn't move around.

Jalie 3462 - Cora Running Tights
Fabrics RUB695 + MF 5001 from FunkiFabrics

It fits an iPhone perfectly (adult sizes) and Henri wanted me to tell you that in kids size, the pocket is perfect for storing Pokemon cards :)


Jalie 3462 - Cora Running Tights
Practical Pocket at the Back

Many of you already know Dawn,  the blogger from Two On Two Off. She is a long-time fan who sews, blogs, teaches AND runs (she also tested many patterns in this collection). We named this pattern after Cora, one of her twins who has already started running like her mom :)

Jalie 3462 - Cora Running Tights - Printed fabric: TS165 from FunkiFabrics

What makes this pattern so special is the funky seaming that allows you to play with color blocking, totally transforming the style every time. We included a biker short version that has a thigh band, which stays in place better than the usual hem.

Jalie 3462 - Cora Running Tights and Shorts

We hope those of you who were looking for expensive-looking running tights will be happy that you can now make them yourselves without breaking the bank.

Don't throw away your fabric scraps! You really don't need much fabric to make mini leggings for your little ones!

11 comments:

Teri Augustine said...

I am in love!!!! Out of all the patterns for workout leggings I've bought this is the one that is exactly what I've been looking for.

Cyndie Gangi said...

These are fantastic. Love the fun seaming - so many possibilities!

Cyndie Gangi said...

These are fantastic! Love the fun seaming - so many possibilities!

velosewer said...

Wow. This pattern is going to be in my pattern stash asap.

Anne-Marie said...

This is a prefectly drafted legging pattern. I think that Nike will miss me as customers. I will start sewing my own leggings now !!

Kathy {Kathy Sews} said...

These are delicious! I have the perfect spandex prints & solids already sitting in my stash waiting for the release of this pattern!!! I really like the waistband, the piecing here is really interesting and flattering.

Sylvia M Berrios said...

Just stumbled across this site and let me tell you, Walmart, nike, Under Armour and all those high priced athletics clothes stores will miss my money when I start making my own gym clothes!

Heels[Ampersand]Curls said...

I want to try this pattern to make horseback riding tights! The seams are perfect for it!

Justine said...

I am so excited to have found this pattern. I will be making jodhpurs as soon as I figure out what fabric will stand up to the roughout leather on my western saddle!

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you have compression tights for men/boys?

Dzul

Emilie@Jalie said...

You can find our men's tights pattern here: https://jalie.com/jalie2216-cycling-jersey-pdf-pattern-488