Black shorts with gusset
Added Jun 15, 2015
York, United Kin...
These shorts were a speed sewing challenge. I wanted to make them in 3 hours, counting cutting. I didn’t quite make that. My sewing time without most of the unpicking (there wasn’t that much though) was 2hrs 30mins, cutting time was about 45-50 mins. Not bad for me as I tend to take quite a while to do things.
I am super pleased with the fit of these, especially at the back, which, as we know, is the hardest part to fit on pants/trousers.
I gave them a gusset for comfort while cycling (like on my Cut21 jeans). I used felled seams on that, but all the other seams are zigzag or overcasting stitch neatened. There is an invisible zip at the back. It’s cream because I ran out of the black ones.
The pockets and waistline are taped to stop gaping and stretching.
The pattern is an adaption of a previous self-drafted shorts pattern, which in turn was based on Aldrich’s jeans block. If I were to make another pair of shorts, I think I would increase the waistline, because, well, I won’t be able to eat a large meal in these! :)
About 0.5m of black, linen-look fabric
1 9" invisible zip
Black 6mm cotton tape