Lakeside shorts

While I was in Mexico I wore my Lakeside pajamas (pattern from Grainline Studios) every night. I really like the style of the shorts and started thinking about making a pair for day wear – something that would be casual and comfortable.  Initially I was hoping I would have enough scraps of the lovely green tencil tweed I used for a dress a few months ago, but I don’t have a single scrap left! Instead I found leftovers of this  lovely burgundy/merlot from my Cardamone dress. There was plenty to make the shorts (with matching bias binding).

Now last time I made the pajamas I made size 10 for the bottoms but have since been thinking I’d size up, if I made them again. Before cutting out the fabric this time, I tried the shorts on to have a think. Essentially I think for sleep wear, I would want to go up a size – to allow for sleeping contortions and acrobatics. However for everyday wear size 10 is just right.

I understood the concept and instructions for using bias binding on the hem much better this time around, but the slippery nature of the fabric which I used to make matching bias binding, made it a bit hard to be accurate. And I must admit, the insides aren’t looking too fine. But seeing as I haven’t sew in over a month, it was a fund little project to get me going again. And I’m pleased with the look, feel and fit – excellent shorts for lounging around or dog walking.


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