30 Days of Workout Wear: Day 9 Shortie Shorts Ride Up Remedy

April 2, 2014

I never thought I'd be buying shortie shorts and feeling good about it. But here I am with about six pairs of (let's for the sake of things call them) "yoga" shorts in my workout wear wardrobe. Since I bought them all at once I tried to save money and found them uber cheap on eBay. Of course, as you might expect they weren't of the highest quality.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has suffered from the unbearable problem of spandex ride up. Yeah, I was the one constantly pulling at my thighs after a song, exposing 2-3 more inches of thigh that I would have rather kept hidden. If you know what I'm talking about you might want to use this simple technique to remedy that FOREVER! Seems to good too be true I know. But I did high knees, squats and kicks with no ride up to be seen.

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Step 1: Measure the inseam of your shorts from one leg to the other. Remember to stretch the shorts so they are the leg length you want them to be.

Step 2: Cut a piece of STIFFENED felt that length and four inches wide. It must be stiffened felt, like the kind bought at Michaels. Maybe that's a deal breaker for you. I tried regular felt with another pair of shorts and the test failed miserably! Maybe yours would work but mine didn't. It kind of feels like you have a pad down there;-P BUT, many times I don't wear underwear with these kinds of shorts because the panty lines are ridiculous so adding this was actually a kind of nice thing.

Step 3: Fold it in half lengthwise

Step 4: Pin the shorts to the inseam. I've found that it works best if you pin it in front of the crotch seam rather than centered or behind. But go ahead and experiment to see what works best for you. See next photo for a better example of what I'm describing.

Step 5: Sew to the hem of the shorts. See how the short's crotch seam is above my felt. 

Step 6: Trim edges of felt into curves so they are not pointy.
Voila!

11 {comments}:

Allyson said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I hate it when that happens! I am so trying this!!

dane said... Best Blogger Tips

il fallait y penser c' est très ingénieux!! bravo a bientôt biz

elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

holy cow this is genius!!! :)does it stay stiff after washing too?

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madenton777 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I have one problem: I don't see the crotch seam in your photos, so I don't understand when you say see the crotch seam above the felt in step 5. Please show me where the crotch seam is in your photo. Thank you!

LenaLandmine said... Best Blogger Tips

This seems super helpful. Is it comfy afterwards still though?

WhatWorks said... Best Blogger Tips

You're right! It does look like a pad... A very scatchy pad!!! I would have to line the felt with something soft because I wouldn't want stiff felt scratching betwixt my nethers... Other than that, super solution for a pesky problem...

madenton777 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I have one problem: I don't see the crotch seam in your photos, so I don't understand when you say see the crotch seam above the felt in step 5. PLEASE SHOW ME WHERE THE CROTCH SEAM IS IN YOUR PHOTO FOR STEP 5. Thank you!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@LenaLandmine I did Zumba in them and I was fine. But if you were running several miles it could get to be a problem. You could always try something softer.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@madenton777If your shorts don't have a crotch seam just place the felt in front of your public bone area.

madenton777 said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you!

 
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