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