Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floral Maritime Shorts

The trouble with making wearable muslins out of crazy fabric is what happens if you actually like them.


I made these Maritime Shorts out of a quilting cotton covered in flowers, but then it turned out I loved them! I wore them all last summer, flowers be damned. (I also have a V1247 skirt toile in this fabric.) So help me, this summer I'm going to make some in a reasonable fabric. I have some options already: a dotted chambray, a black cotton twill, and some soon-to-be-dyed-with-avocado-pits white denim. I have high hopes for the white denim - how cool would naturally dyed blush pink shorts be?!

In the meantime, here's a view of the side and the back.



The back view makes me think that next time, I should move the pockets in a bit, but it might just be a perspective thing. I also usually have a shirt over the waistband. I do want to take in the side seams just a smidgen below the hips on the next pair. As they stretch out, they tend to flare a bit more than I prefer near the hem.

Pattern: Grainline Studio Maritime Shorts
Fabric: Moda Fabrics quilting cotton - Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain
Size: 8
Modifications: None! But next time, I'd take in the side seams a bit below the hips.

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