Added Jul 11, 2014
I saw all the darling Gym Shorts patterns in the 06/2014 Burda mag, and I knew I had to make one of them. Well in the end I decided to mash up a few different versions into one so that I could make a pair of this amazing bright blue cotton sateen I bought from Fabric Mart a few months ago. I liked the Drawstring Gym Shorts 06/2014 #116A but I knew that I wanted them to be a regular hem and without a drawstring, so that is what I sewed up. I had read about the gym shorts mash up that MegH blogged about (here: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/pattern-reveal-june-issue) and decided that I would sew them up in time to be part of the mash up. So here they are, my “dressy” cotton sateen gym shorts. I have already worn them twice and am bringing them with me on an upcoming trip, so it is safe to say I love them.
I do want to point out that the pattern does run large. I may have been able to sew them up in the 40 instead of the 42. I also despise gathering for this waistband, I feel like it left the shorts a bit crafty looking. I think I will just make the waistband bigger and let the elastic do the gathering for me, rather than gathering and then having elastic gathering on top of it. Bleh!
Blue Cotton Sateen fabric from J. Crew—Fabric Mart.
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