Gifts from the County #2 (Running Pants)

While Etienne constructed our wedding website last night, I transformed some hand-me-down micro-fleece thermal pants my brother Cassady gifted me last fall into some cool running tights. Cassady is a sommelier at the Norman Hardie winery during the summers and enjoys shopping at their local Giant Tiger. Hence my heinous gift.  I refashioned the top to this stunning Ducks Unlimited Canada hunting sweatsuit last December into a tunic/minidress but wasn’t confident in my pants-making abilities at the time to attempt anything with the bottom of the outfit. That all changed when I took a legging sewing class with Heather Lou last month and learned some fun new skills. I up-cycled these large mens camo sweatpants in some pretty (tight) running pants. The fabric allows for just enough stretch for them to work as running pants. Perfect as I prep in this extended winter of ours for the Montréal half-marathon! A little creativity + a little light snow + the espresso leggings pattern by Cake Patterns = And voilà, fantastic cosy running pants!


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