Home Clothes – Tofino Style

Tofino Shorts

Nearly 90 of you responded to my recent blog post about Home Clothes. Which I think means we like them!

My recently made Tofino pyjama bottoms are now too hot to wear in the heat, but I prefer some decorum as I lounge on the sofa. So I decided to make a much shorter pair out of brick red double gauze. I also used a grey polka dot and lace bias tape and hemmed using a decorative stitch in contrasting white thread.


I think Ella approves:

Ella Approves

I left out the buttonholes and belt tie on the waistband. The inside leg seam measures no more than 7 inches – these are shorties! Would I wear them in front of other people? Sure, at a pyjama party with good friends or relaxing with loved ones. Maybe if I was camping at a festival and on my way to the portaloos at 6am – defo wouldn’t care then. Attending a barbeque or sitting in a pub beer garden? No way! Know what I’m saying?

These are perfect for their intended usage – Home Clothes to wear in the heat. Testament to the versatility of this pattern. They’re going to get worn to death.

Wearing Tofino Shorts

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21 Responses to Home Clothes – Tofino Style

  1. maddie says:

    Great pair of shorts! I absolutely love the polka dot bias binding – I just bought some yardage from an Etsy shop. Where did you get yours? Also, what decorative stitch did you use? I love it!

  2. Helen says:

    Great idea! These look great! Perfect for our current weather and they’ll double up as pj bottoms too!

  3. JacqC says:

    Perfect shorts for lounging around at home in this heat, the trim and stitching are lovely 🙂

  4. Amanda says:

    These look great! I too love the bias. So pretty.

  5. Shar says:

    I love these – so cute! I may have to copy this!

  6. lovelucie1 says:

    Lovely and cool. I am amazed how this warm weather is continuing. I saw the massive response to your home clothes post. Everything I wanted to say had already been said!! I think you hit a mutual love there.

  7. Sarah says:

    Cute shorts. I have not used double gauze before and was a bit confused with it, as I have only seen it for sale online, and what to make from it. Thank you for sharing

  8. Marie says:

    These are the prettiest (and comfiest) looking home shorts I’ve ever seen!

  9. Gjeometry says:

    Very cute shorts!

  10. Lizzy says:

    Very pretty shorts! I like the lace.

  11. booketta says:

    Nice! I’m making a pair of shorties for my OH adapting the Sewing Bee pattern.

  12. Becky says:

    Ah, purty home clothes! I love it!

  13. EmSewCrazy says:

    Very cute with the trim! Yea for home clothes!

  14. Julie says:

    Cute legs. But I agree, short shorts have their place. For hot days at home, the shorter the better…

  15. carlalissa says:

    Love them! what a great idea! Do you mind if I borrow your idea?

  16. erin says:

    They look cool and pretty to wear. In fact,they look pretty enough to wear outdoors 🙂

  17. So cool Karen, literally 😉
    I love that they are posh fabric too, I’d say they are fine enough for more than just the early morning camping loo visit and the eyes of Ella. Maybe not pub garden, but daytime outdoor fun, yes?!

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