I threatened that I would make these bubblegum pink stretch velour shorts in an earlier post. And I did. And I love them too. I'm not embarrassed to say so. Everyone should have some pink shorts. Even if you only wear them at home….
So this was my latest project from the Craftsy Sewing with Knits course. I had learned so much and done so well with earlier projects for the fleece hoodie and the scoop neck and v-neck t-shirts that I got sidetracked and went onto other knit projects – this time with great success. But I'm back on the course and keen to learn more.
This time the project was for pants. You could either chose shorts, cropped pants or full length yoga style pants. Well full length warm pants are rarely needed here in Cayman but I wear shorts nearly every day so the choice was an easy one. The pattern comes free with the course. For the fabric, I had a couple of yards of this awesome/horrible? bubblegum pink stretch velour that came in a free fabric bundle from FabricMart Fabrics. I really wasn't sure about how the shorts would look so decided to combine two ‘not sure' into one project and see what happened.
The pattern and tutorial includes side seam pockets if you want to add them, and gives a full tutorial on how to sew them in, and also how to stop them stretching out and going all baggy. However with my hips and bum being baggy enough, I decided I didn't need to add any extra volume with some thick fleecy pockets at this time of life and left them out for a more ‘streamlined' look.
I made a size medium without any fitting adjustments. That is what I love SO much about sewing with knit/stretch fabrics – the fitting is so forgiving and is a nice break from horrors I've had fitting some recent woven fabric projects from big pattern companies.
These shorts/pants come with a wide waist band so they would be super comfy and perfect for maternity wear, either as shorts, crops or pants. Or if you prefer a higher rise. You can fold over the waistband half way to the low waist, or fold it all the way down to wear them low on your hips – entirely up to you.
And because they are knit fabrics, they are really not only suitable for comfy and casual wear around the house, but also for exercise wear. Which is what I suppose the cropped and full length pants are designed for (as well as lounging). Since lounging is the only thing I plan to do in my plush shorts, here is an action shot of what you might look like if you were to run!
Want to know all the secrets about how to successfully sew with knits and make your own casual clothes including a hoodie, t-shirts, shorts, pants, skirts and a dress? Then sign up for the Sewing with Knits course at Craftsy – great for beginners.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy
I can’t find the class on Crafty or pattern and instructions.
Thank you for your help.
Craftsy, have changed so much, sadly may not even be available anymore.
Great job. And I LOVE the humor you put in your posts!
Love the shorts! I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun, we’d love to have you!
Those look comfy!
I love those shorts and love the pink!! I want to learn to deal with stretchy knits and that’s my mission this summer. My sister is mastering the knit with clothes for my niece and I’d like to learn too!!
SO adorable and they look super comfy!! Perfect combination! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
When I saw these I thought “Great workout shorts” they look so comfy and easy to move in. Have a funtastic week!
well done. I always struggle with knits. Hugs! Hopping over from BeBetsy
Look so nice to wear! I would love to make me a pair 🙂
Thanks so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party, I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week.
So cute! Just love ’em! Gotta make a pair for myself! Stopping by from Adorned from Above’s Linky!
That last picture gave me a good chuckle! Cute…I think I love the shorts!
We had a lot of fun taking them!
Sew cute and comfy looking!
Super cute shorts! Thanks for the suggestion on the class.
It looks super good on you and super comfy. I would love one like that! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday
Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
The shorts look like they it perfect! I’d love to make some for the gym. What is the pattern?
This is the pattern for shorts, cropped pants and yoga pants that comes with the Sewing With Knits course on Craftsy. Sewed up perfectly with no alterations – I bet it makes great lounge pants too. But its a bit too warm here for that – maybe in a lightweight knit for the ‘winter’.
Those are cute and comfy looking, and the fit is nice!
Oh yes – SO comfy. And I love the velour – I feel like a plushie!
you must of done a very good job cause these shorts look very cute on you! they look like a perfect fit!
Very cute! I would totally wear those too, viva la pink velour!
Wow, these fit you so well!! I haven’t taken that Craftsy course but was thinking about doing it.
They look very comfy. I love pink. I need to drop a few pounds before I could pull a pair off though.
Those look super comfy. I agree, everyone should have a pair of pink shorts!
The shorts look great. I’m taking my first craftsy course, and making a pleated crib blanket.
Those shorts are totally cute!
what a cute idea i’d love for you to link these up on my blog 😀
very nice shorts!
You should be super proud of yourself! They are super cute and look extremely comfy…… 🙂
hugs xx Crystelle
They look fantastic on you! Good job sewing. Also good job keeping your fantastic shape! I am going to sign up for a class soon. Thanks for the inspiration.
I have a special offer on the Sewing with Knits class coming soon – just working out the details of a special deal with Craftsy for So Sew Easy readers!