City Gym Shorts. Hey, they’re new to me.

As the seasons change, I always have a few things that pop up as a semi-urgent need. What I’m needing right now are some warm weather pajama bottoms/around the house shorts. I confess I wear my pjs late into the afternoon sometimes, so I want them to look decent enough to answer the door in or make a run to the mail box in without embarrassment.

City Gym Shorts by mahlicadesigns

I used a linen skirt from my upcycling bag and some bias tape from my stash. Using my narrower 1/2 bias tape was a little fiddely to work with and I’m sure added time to my project.

City Gym Shorts by mahlicadesigns

The pattern is simple and so easy to make. Next time I will use my prefered waistband technique. The pattern has you cut out a really wide waistband and then sew it on with an almost 1in seam allowance. This makes a smooth casing to add your elastic, but uses a lot of fabric and adds a little extra bulk too.

City Gym Shorts by mahlicadesigns

I think I got a great pair of shorts that work for casual wear and comfy pajamas too. Win win.

City Gym Shorts by mahlicadesigns

The Pattern: City Gym Shorts from Purl Soho Size 38-40in hip. No alterations.

The Fabric: Upcycled linen and store bought bias tape.

The City Gym Shorts should take you about 2.5 hours to make; longer if you make your own bias tape.

Total cost: $3     Fabric $0      Notions $3       Pattern $free


You can see more of my makes at mahlicadesigns.

2 thoughts on “City Gym Shorts. Hey, they’re new to me.

  1. What great shorts. I’ve never seen this pattern before so new to me too. I love your version and have been inspired to get the pattern to make them with my 9 yr old niece!


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