Up till recently, I had been making tennis shorts long like beach shorts. That’s partly because of the deep pocket required to hold a tennis ball in my pocket at times when I play, and because it’s more the current style. However, seeing all the ladies at my tennis club in their uber short tennis skirts, showing off their legs, I got jealous and decided to make my tennis shorts shorter. I had nice legs, too!
Shorts I’ve designed and sewn, mostly for myself
RETROPOP Long Tennis Shorts
I finally got pictures of me taken in these shorts in the post linked here.
What do you do with a strip of fabulous fabric not big enough to make anything from? You frame it! That’s what you do!
I had this stunning strip of fabric (folded under) with pop art on it that I’ve been waiting for the right inspiration to come along to use. Finally, I found it in the form of some long black tennis shorts that has a full side reserved for it, only needing one side seam on the side in which I carry balls during games. Tennis shorts are made with two pockets so the buyer can use either. However, if you’ve ever played tennis, you’d know you only need one pocket on the side of your weak hand since the racquet is constantly in your other hand. Given these are my own designer tennis shorts, I made them with only the one pocket to leave the other side a full panel so I could show art like this without interrupting the image with a seam.
LEAFS Tennis Shorts (Innovative and Practical Design)
I am embarrassing myself for the sake of a visual and innovative tennis shorts design in these Toronto Maple Leafs shorts, so I hope you appreciate it! 🙂
POISON Tennis Shorts
I’ve been needing some tennis shorts in playing tennis much more often this year, so I made another pair this past weekend.
DRAGON Tennis Shorts
From my pajama dress pants muslin pattern, I removed the curvature from the hip to waist to make it go straight up on the pattern for these tennis shorts. I also chopped off the leg lengths, obviously. But imagine that! Dress pants turned to tennis shorts!