Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Chambray Juba Shorts #parissewsocial

Hey everyone, are you looking forward to summer as much as I am? We're having some crazy busy last weeks of the schoolyear, but it's fun! The weather is acting crazy too, we had fall like stormy days in the first half of this week and there's tropical weather predicted coming next Friday. In anticipation of this warmer weather I sewed up the Juba Shorts, a pattern by Imagine Gnats, purchased with the gift certificate Rachael kindly donated to our #parissewsocial goodie bag.

Juba shorts (pattern Imagine Gnats) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes Juba Shorts

This pattern is an easy sew. It's a plain basic short that works very nicely as a canvas to add your own style. Think pockets, different hemming methods, maybe belt loops or for a really comfy lounge pair a ribbed knit waistband. I made a size medium and kept it quite similar to the original pattern except for the hemming part. Instead of a normal hem on the inside I folded it up to the outside of the shorts. Oh and let's not forget, this pattern also contains a men's version of the shorts. So I might be making Mr. Rascal a pair too.

Juba shorts (pattern Imagine Gnats) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes

Juba shorts (pattern Imagine Gnats) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes

Chambray

The chambray I used also came from Imagine Gnats as part of the great give away I won a while back over at Naptime Creations. It's a really nice light weight indigo by Robert Kaufman with tiny dots of red, yellow, green and blue in it.

ChambrayAnd to top this post off, the month of June is also Shorts on the line month, so I'll be entering these over in the Kollabora pool. And you, are you sewing along?

Juba shorts (pattern Imagine Gnats) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes* I received this pattern as a gift from our Paris Sew Social sponsors. However all opinions are as always honest and my own. 






9 comments:

  1. I love these! Robert Kaufmann Chambray and some super cute shorts? Can't get much better than this. Lucky for you that I wouldn't fit in a size M or I'd have to steal them from you ;)

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    1. hahaha, thanks Annika! This chambray is super , it's so nice and light and it already survived a school outing :)

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  2. Nice, shorts. Thanks for reminding me of the Kollabra shorts challenge. I am also very much looking forward to Friday, we actually will have a BBQ at the workplace that evening!

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  3. Very nice pair of shorts! and you look fantastic. That chambray fabric is sooo nice.

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    1. Thanks Maria! The chambray is really good indeed and the shorts are so comfy :)

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  4. love these! the hem detail is so nice :)

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    1. Thanks Rachael! They're so comfy to wear, love it!

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  5. I really like these, amazing detail.

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