As noted in my last post on my active wear collection I have used the swim short pattern Jalie 3351 to make another pair of gym shorts.
These have been made specifically to wear to gym (I have taken up CrossFit) so must be comfortable for all sorts of activities.
|Worn with Fehrtrade XYT top|
The main body of the shorts was made from a thick supplex bought from Strechtex. I made the attached pants and used a stretch sports mesh bought off ebay. For the liner I used a scrap of black bamboo interlock.
As I use the Jalie knickers pattern for a TNT undies pattern, I figured this pattern would be comfortable with the attached pants ...and I was right. Nice and comfy, good coverage, ticks all the boxes. They would make nice shorts without the attached pants too, but figured it would make for no adjustment knickers when they are attached. :)
These have been worn to CrossFit and in the session we did a billion squats (ok, 150 squats..), skipping, weights, and some gymnastics type moves involving going upside on the rings - called a candle. Now I can't do a candle, but was coached onto how to get upside down on the rings with assistance from the coach. Now I am sure you are not interested in the details but what was important is that I was very comfortable during the workout and felt like I had good coverage from the shorts.
The pants have pockets on the sides - great for a runner, even got used even in my crossfit session - nice touch.
|....where did that green thread come from??|
|so you can see the pocket detail...|
Anyway - the upshot is I love these shorts and would happily make more for gym and plan to make a pair to use at the beach and for water activities.
Shorts love... Ciao!