It was also no surprise that my five-year-old daughter wanted to join in too by doing the 1 mile with her Daddy before he did the 10K.
My husband has been slowly introducing her to running with him on a small scale (he's even bought her special running shoes). So when she wanted to wear matching pink tutus to the pink ribbon run, my hubby agreed with one caveat, it has to be made of soft fabric!
Apparently, tulle netting is scratchy and gives runners bush burn after a few miles. So Noooooo, I couldn't just make some quick, easy no-sew tutus.
On a soft fabric mission, I headed to my local fabric shop for supplies and bought 6 yards of soft organza in two shades of pink, and while I was there I spotted this wide satin blanket binding with pink ribbons on it. Yeah, it went home with me too :) I serged the edges of the tutus and used the blanket binding at the waist to cover the elastic.
It took a bit longer to make them this way, but in the end it was totally worth it because they were not only comfortable but they can re-use them again next year.
Plus, I really enjoyed seeing my husband in a tutu. :) Yeah, I'm mean like that.
In the end, a great time was had by all benefiting a great cause.