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Striped Eggplant Cycle Shorts

Added Aug 4, 2016

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Cycling Shorts – Burdastyle 06/2013 #126

I didn’t of course use the recommended 4-way stretch lycra type fabrics for these shorts, instead opting to try an off-cut I got randomly from the sewing store bargain bin once, its possibly stretch garbadine. So it has no vertical stretch, but does have excellent medium crosswise stretch with good recovery. Hence the inner leg seams may appear to pull up, the back waistband pulls down slightly when bending, and optimal movement activities such as cycling may be somewhat restricted lol, however they’re totes comfortable and tough wearing. The stripes I handmade out of a silky jersey remnant, from my vintage stash box, formed into tubes. Photos taken at the gym of an apartment I was minding, sticking my butt out and breathing in for a slimline effect, as I don’t actually gym lolz! Location: St Marys Bay

Material Notes

modern stable fabric in eggplant with crosswise stretch only (possibly stretch garbadine), 70s silky jersey/knit (4-way stretch), wide waistband/non-twisting elastic.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Aug 16, 2016, 06.04 PMby kisses

    Cool and comfy

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      Aug 16, 2016, 06.13 PMby sewing fanatic

      comfy indeed yay! thanks for that kisses x

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    Aug 13, 2016, 02.29 PMby RedBelka

    Cool shorts! Look great on you!

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      Aug 14, 2016, 02.01 PMby sewing fanatic

      so generous darl, thankyou! xx

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    Aug 10, 2016, 06.41 PMby TeenyUK

    What a striking pair of shorts! I love the way you’ve done the back – very flattering ;)

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      Aug 11, 2016, 03.44 AMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much yay! they certainly ride up high lol being in the style of cycle shorts. much appreciated =D

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    Aug 6, 2016, 04.40 PMby SurMesure

    These stripes are such a fun idea! Great pair of shorts!

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    Aug 5, 2016, 08.15 PMby MegH

    Love these!

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      Aug 6, 2016, 04.16 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thanks so much Megs, glad to hear that doll! =)

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    Aug 4, 2016, 06.17 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    So cool and nice!

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      Aug 4, 2016, 01.48 PMby sewing fanatic

      Thankyou so much Ellen hon. I love your blog! =)

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    Aug 4, 2016, 05.23 AMby Mary Athey

    These look great on you and you did a smashing job on the stripes x

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