9.9.14

| Sewing | Prefontaine Shorts


So, I made another pair of shorts! I wanted something that would be good for the beach and other super chilled out pursuits and the Prefontaine Shorts pattern from Made with Moxie ticked all the boxes.






The Prefontaine Shorts are named after the legendary American long distance runner Steve Prefontaine who held every national record between 2,000 and 10,000 meters. Sadly, he died in a car accident after leaving a party. He was just 24.

The shorts have the vibe of running shorts from the 70's and feature a neat contrast trim, flat front pockets and a comfy elasticated waist.

They were fun and easy to make but posed enough of a challenge for me to pick up a few new skills and add a new way of making pockets to my repertoire. Score!

I used a mere meter of double gauze from Nani Iro in a brighter colour way that than I used HERE. Double gauze was such a good idea for beach shorts - they are so light, airy and can be worn over a bikini. I did cheat on the bias tape and opted to use shop bought stuff instead of making it myself. 

It's a pity that summer is edging away. I wanted to wear them over and over again.

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Location: Alykanas, Greece.

20 comments:

  1. i wish i could sew!
    these shorts look beautiful on you, love the colours and the fabric looks so comfy
    xo

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  2. Wow. Looks so pretty where you are :) those shorts are so cute and retro.

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  3. What a perfect pair of casual shorts! I love the summery print and they fit you just like a dream. Speaking of dreams, I have one of shorts that fit both my waist and my thighs as these seem to fit you. One day :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. that looks like the comfiest shorts ever, and I love the soft colors too. that would be perfect for our weather here in Malaysia, shorts are amongst my wardrobe staple, aside from dresses. it gets too hot sometimes! you did an amazing job, as usual x

    sharon @ shasummerwine.

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  5. love the pattern and also the pretty material you choose - inspires me to sew my own clothes :)

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  6. Shorts seem like they'd be difficult to make so it's SO awesome that you made another pair!

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  7. They look it but are quite easy. Much more impressive that it actually is to make. I am going to try and make a dress soon - scared already!

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  8. Thank you. Give it a go! it's really satisfying.

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  9. Thank you so much. There were much easier than the last pair I made. I think French patterns are a bit more structured which is cool too.

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  10. Thanks Cee. I like these a lot but I think I prefer making shorts with French patterns. I feel like I learn a lot more.

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  11. Cheers. I took these on holiday so the background is not my real life everyday - quite the opposite in fact. Ah well!

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  12. There are so many things I see online and wish I can learn how to sew them. These shorts just made it on to that list! You are so amazingly talented Yasumi. And I have definitely heard of Steve Prefontaine. I think I recall a short story about him that was aired during one of the Olympics. I am such a sucker for those short stories they have on people from past and present games :)

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  13. I am like that too! I like hearing about people's life stories though :)


    Sewing is not hard to learn - all you really need to do is learn how to set up a machine and then go for it. I took me YEARS to stop making cushion covers and try to sew something to wear. Determined to keep pushing myself though. Thank you for being so encouraging!

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  14. these are top drawer Yasumi, seriously cool and easy-going vibes to them. I like the colours too. Running shorts but a good shape for general sports and lounging. I'd have a pair.

    Buckets & Spades

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  15. Thanks Matt! These are the pair I was banging on about on Twitter. Shame the sun's gone and I cannot wear them outside anymore. Maybe I should try and make some trousers or something like that - sounds hard and scary.

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  16. Maybe yeah, though I've had shorts on all day!

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  17. Those are sweet! You're really good at designing.
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  18. These are amazing doll, I really love the fabric print as well :)) You're so creative, you can make anything :))) So genius. xx

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