While we were waiting for the teacher's strike to end this past autumn, I decided to make a couple of gym shorts for my son who was starting kindergarten. I found some t-shirts that he liked and tried to match shorts with them.
For his Canadian hockey t-shirt, this fabric seemed to be the ideal choice. We love our maple leaves! I drew around another pair of my son's shorts and sewed it together with no seam on the outside edge. A bit baggy for his thin frame but will certainly fit him for a while.
I was a bit more adventurous for the second one and used the city gym shorts tutorial by Noodlehead. As usual, Anna's tutes are a delight to follow. Tractors were chosen from my fabric stash.
I was quite happy with these two. However, when my boy finally started school I was informed that the kids do not use gym clothes before grade 3, but stay in their school clothes and play non-strenuous games instead. Hmmm.... so much for combatting child obesity in our country. The shorts will hopefully get some use all the same.
Have an interesting day!