So I made shorts, two pairs in fact, from the same pattern - Maritime shorts by Grainline studio.
The first pair is made from some op-shopped denim with a little bit of stretch. I cut the same size as my Moss (4) and had the same fitting issue: gaping back waistband and a bit too big at the sides. Did I think of making an alteration to the pattern piece before hand? Or course not. But because the waistband has a centre seam this was pretty easy to fix, I just took the excess out of the CB and the sides and then removed the same amount from the waistband and interfacing pieces. I did think about adding length - these shorts are shorty short short- but in the end decided to embrace the pattern. Plus it's a good incentive to keep doing those leg exercises.
I was so excited that I had actually made shorts that I wore these on a trip down to Gippsland before the hook and eye had been sewn on. BUT our car broke down on the way back and we had to leave it in Moe and catch the train home, leaving my shorts in the car in the process*. Grrr.
* I did have something else to wear on my bottom half.
|Yes, both shorts pictures were taken at the same time but I thought you might appreciate a slightly different view of the garden.|
Here are the innards. Nice and neat looking, although I completely forgot to finish the inner pocket seam on the polka dot pair, and I put the nice lining fabric on the other pair the wrong way round. Oops, never mind.
I'm not sure I'm done with this pattern yet and am tempted to make a crazy printed pair for Jungle January (I have the perfect op-shopped curtain...). Could I be addicted to shorts?