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Sewing Adventures: City Gym shorts for kids

By Susan | Comments: 4 | September 9, 2014

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Today I managed to clear the decks for a few hours of sewing this afternoon.

dressbefore

This dress has been one of my favourites for years, but the top contrast fabric and straps has been showing signs of wear and I knew it wouldn’t make another summer. The skirt however was still in great condition, so I decided to refashion it into something useful.

I’ve had the Purl Soho City Gym Shorts printed out since they were released, so I quickly taped them together and got to work.

My niece and I share similar favourite colours so I knew a pink floral would be a welcome addition to her wardrobe. For contrast binding I used a cute floral bias I got from Daiso.

binding

It all went together fairly easily, had a slight issue with the waistband fitting to the shorts. I think I measured it incorrectly? I don’t do very well with inches and converted on the fly instead of doing it properly.

final shorts

For a quick make it has turned out well and I can’t wait to hear my very fashion conscious niece’s verdict (and I hope they fit?).

4 Comments

  • Amanda
    September 9, 2014

    Gah, these are too adorable! What a way to save a treasured make!

    • Susan Goodwin
      September 11, 2014

      Am so hoping she loves them? She is super adorable but has a very defined sense of style already!

  • Kirsty
    September 11, 2014

    These are gorgeous! Great save. I really like this pattern and hope to get a chance to make it up!!

    • Susan Goodwin
      September 15, 2014

      Thanks! They are so adorably cute!

      I totally want some of these shorts for the summer, think they will be great when the weather heats up.

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