I'm still doing Roller Derby and as I'm more advanced now, I'm going to more training sessions. More on how this is going also in this post, but first I want to show you my new sports clothes. For Skating, I usually wear shorts and currently I only have a bought and a handmade pair. Time to make another one that is exactly how I want it to be. That's what I did on my X-mas holiday.
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These shorts are based on the Citrus Leggings, which pattern by Tuesday Stitches I tested a while ago. Like with the other pair of shorts, I wanted pockets, but tight fitting shorts often don't have any. For me, they often hold a tissue and my mouth guard when not in use. I had seen the pocket tutorial for the leggings and thought with the panels it is a good basis for roomy side pockets.
I couldn't resist the goth fabric in teal and grey with moths, moons and skulls when I saw it on ebay, although I normally don't buy polyester/lycra fabric anymore. The black fabric is a bamboo viscose / organic cotton mix with spandex. I reckoned an inner length of 17-20 cm would be good, but it took a bit of measuring to adjust the pattern. (Just looks uneven the way I wear them in the pics.)
For the pocket, I mirrored the side panel and cut another part from the moth fabric. So there is a seam at the top for stability but none at the bottom. I made the shorts with the given height with and used 3 cm broad elastic that proved to be very comfortable with my dyed leggings. The sizing of these (made in 8) is right, I just might adjust the middle seam a bit for the next pair.
Championship season begins soon. The last season was very exiting, even if I only watched all games from our merch table. (More on our handmade merch maybe another time - of course I'm involved with the creative stuff.) The York Minxters came out second and with a promotion to Tier 2. I'm still so happy to be part of this team and having fun skating, just sometimes putting too much pressure on myself.
I still have to test the shorts while skating, but there will be another post about Roller Derby for sure. How do you like my pattern
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