City Gym Shorts : Free pattern from The Purl Bee
Robert Kaufman : Double Cloth
Bias trim in Robert Kaufman chambray
worn with a chambray Julie Tee
Photographed in Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas
My goal was to make three pairs of these shorts before our trip, but it was 2am the night before our flight when I finished this pair. Contrary to what I would normally do, I decided sleep was the better option. I do have those other two pairs cut out and ready to sew together, so they’ll be perfect when I need some super quick sewing gratification.
This is a great project for those leftover bits you have from making other projects. This Double Cloth was the leftovers from my first Garment Bag. I was in such a rush to get sewing that I didn’t even try to pattern match the fabric. Oops! (Did you notice?)
I’ve made this pattern before with some Lizzy House Catnap fabric, but the chambray seemed perfect for island wear. The beauty of this pattern is the simplicity. Once you get going they come together pretty quick. The bias tape trims all the raw edges on the outside of the shorts which is a nice detail rather then hemming those curves. Also! They are pretty comfy to wear and the pattern ranges from girls to ladies. City Gym Shorts for everyone!
I really want to add more shorts to my wardrobe but I haven’t found any other patterns that I love. In the meantime, I’m happy to keep making more of these sweet things.
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Nice shorts, they look great on you! I didn’t notice that the fabric didn’t match so good job!
Your shorts look great! Did you make any alterations for fit? I’ve noticed they look baggier on other folks who have used this pattern.
Hi Callie, I didn’t make any alterations but I was thinking I could probably try a size up, if I wanted them to be more roomy.
One great pair is better than 3 dodgy rushed pairs. I love the hem detail.
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I was just thinking I should size down on my next pair so they fit more like yours! I find a baggies fit makes mine look a little like PJ’s. Beautiful job!