Welcome back to the Brassie Joggers SewAlong! Today we are assembling our legs, and I’ve got another hack for you!
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LACE SHORTS HACK
I have a favorite pair of lacy ready to wear shorts that I’ve been dying to copy, and the Brassie Joggers were the perfect base for it!
When I found some wine red stretch lace at JoAnns, and some matching yoga knit from Knitpop, I knew I was in business!
Want your own lace shorts? Follow this simple step by step tutorial!
The first thing you’ll need to do is alter your front pattern piece to eliminate the pockets. Place your pocket piece on top of your front pattern piece, lining up the longer scoop shaped stitching line. The top scoop (where you put your hands in the pocket) will overlap with the line underneath by 3/8″.
Retrace a new front pattern piece, eliminating the pocket.
Now, cut twice as many of everything, except the pocket, which you won’t be using anymore, and the waistband (see below). One set in your lace, and one set in your inner layer.
You may choose to do the standard waistband, or a yoga waistband- I chose the latter, but made it shorter than usual- only 5 inches tall. You only need 1 waistband!
Sew the lace pair together, and then the inner layer. You’ll be sewing the side seams and inner leg seam, turning one leg right side out, inserting it into the other leg, and sewing the crotch seam (all according to the instructions). You should end up with two pairs of shorts, minus the waistband, that look like this:
Place the inner layer inside the lace pair, with both right sides facing you. Baste around the top edge to keep things from shifting when you attach the waistband.
Attach the waistband as usual.
Hem only the inner layer- leaving the lace peeking out at the bottom!
Note: I did NOT widen the inner leg seams of the lace shorts- I wanted them to fit more closely. You will also need to make sure to use matching thread, as it will show through the lace. Finally, since you aren’t hemming the lace, make sure to finish off your serger tails if you serged.
Hooray- a beautiful pair of lace shorts!
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