Well not too long this time!

I’m not entirely convinced I should be wearing these but that’s tough. I finally got round to making a pair of Greenstyle Moxi shorts and I love them. They might not be considered correct attire for a lady of my vintage but they will be great gardening attire – and if I’m feeling particularly brave I may even wear them to run.

I’ve had the pattern for ages so I’m happy to have finally made use of it. These were a trial pair made in scrap leftovers from a dress made in my gap (if I get a photo I’ll share it) and binding made from cotton scrap. All in all a completely scrappy project. I slightly regret not taking more time and putting the pocket into the back yoke as they have turned out so well.

Pictures taken on my Kindle with a timer I’ve just discovered. Tell me what you think.


I have already found more fabric to make another pair and a pair of leggings too. Too much orIMG_20190709_150515 a brilliant pattern? One thing is sure  ….. I will be easy to spot 😂

30 Comments on “Next!”

  1. I’ve made some of these for both me and for Dawnie…and neither of us have worn them yet. They just don’t sit right on my weird body, maybe I picked the wrong size? It’s a cool pattern though, with interesting styling, yours look great- go on, wear ’em and startle the natives!

    • Kim says:

      I made a smaller size than I would usually as it was in a pretty stretchy fabric and I’m very happy. I may well just startle the natives …. and probably frighten the horses 😂

      • I blended between sizes but they still ended up being rather gappy round the legs and with the curved seams it all seemed a bit daunting to remake…so they are just one more thing that will probably never be finished. My actual need for shorts is nil! [Although I dream of having a couple of pairs for those rare very hot summer days…still to find a style that works for me]

  2. Carolyn says:

    Gorgeous shorts, wear them with pride

  3. Karey says:

    They look great. I’m thinking they’d also be good as swimming bottoms. One of the privileges of reaching a mature vintage is that we can do what we bl**dy well like 🤩

    • Kim says:

      Too right! The Management didn’t look too certain about them but given how he looks in shorts I decided he didn’t deserve an opinion 😂

  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Yes, wear them with pride, and make more!

  5. Sewniptuck says:

    Looks like you’re enjoying some warm weather Kim? I had a pair of shorts like this in my youth, touch football I think. I didn’t love the shape but can see why one needs this kind of thing for running – there’s good freedom of movement there. Looks like you’re on a blogging roll, perhaps it’s catching?!

    • Kim says:

      They are definitely sports shorts rather than ‘smart’ shorts but are very comfortable, and being stretchy makes them easy to move and bend in (surprisingly they stay decent when I bend over 😁).
      Yes, blogging more frequently – but only because I’m actually sewing again. Loads of plans using my stash so hopefully it will continue.

  6. They look beautifully made and entirely appropriate!

    • Kim says:

      Thanks Catherine. Since they were flung together and I’m not exactly in the flush of youth that’s a very kind comment 😘

  7. Roxane says:

    I think they are cute, and you can’t argue with a project made entirely from scraps. And they WILL be great for gardening and running!

  8. I’ve recently made myself some blue leggings to go with some loud bold print t shirts I have made. I think we are looking great for ladies of our “vintage”. Wine only gets better with age. Love the shorts with the stripe of colour and I want to see you in leggings next!

  9. Mike Eaton says:

    Very nice, the shorts aren’t bad either!

  10. CJ says:

    Ooooh loving the pattern!!!!

  11. CJ says:

    Ps I need a running skirt 😉

    • Kim says:

      I’ve seen this pattern hacked into a skirt but I’ve never considered running in a skirt. ….

      • CJ says:

        I like to wear one over my leggings just cos I don’t like my nunu out there 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 I don’t run in shirts omg my legs out there would scare the critters on the trail!!!! 🙈

  12. Fadanista says:

    well I think you should definitely be running in them! They are perfect!

  13. Beads and Barnacles says:

    Ooh the shorts look great. Lovely style lines

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