Wow…this summer has been a whirlwind. I know I’ve said that a few times, but we have been going non stop for the past four weeks. And we are finally home and have no plans this week! Woot!
So what did I do? As soon as we arrived home, I saw this pattern over at The Purl Bee for a free pattern for a pair of shorts, the City Gym Shorts. This is what Sweet Pea would live in every day if she had enough pairs piled in her drawer. Who am I kidding, I would live in these shorts every day!
Sweet Pea’s new shorts are made out of cotton tencel chambray for the back, a scrap of polka dotted fabric for the front, and then I had the tinniest piece of vintage floral linen I had scored at the thrift store a few months back that I picked up to turn into bias tape. That vintage fabric is my favorite! Whoever sent the small scrap to the thrift store, thank you…I’m in love!
Sweet Pea’s measurements put her in a size 8, but I went ahead and sized up to the 10, knowing that a little less elastic would make these work perfectly now, and last her a bit longer too! The only pattern modification I made was to add a few stitch lines to the elastic waistband. It’s the same technique from the Hudson Pants, just ensuring that the elastic won’t flip and twist when it is washed!
I think I may need to cut a few more City Gym Shorts out this week, maybe sneaking a few pair in for myself!