Thursday, June 26, 2014

Red Maritime Shorts - also known as the Picnic Shorts


After making the houndstooth Maritime shorts, , I knew I needed another pair soon.  I had some fabric left from these Burda pants and it was in my red theme of late.




I did make one change from the first time, I cut a straight 6, and the fit is just right.  Oh, yes, another change, the pattern has an upper pattern piece for the pocket which you curve piece to the pocket bag.  I didn't want to have two pieces for this section, so I taped the pattern together to have one pattern piece.





Also, for future pairs another change in the pattern.  Grainline Studio, has the fly as a separate piece.  I taped the fly to the front pattern piece for what I consider a traditional front fly pattern piece.



These are perfect shorts for the summer and you will be seeing this pattern a couple more times.
 In the pictures there looks to be pulling in the front.  I think that means too small.  The shorts might have been a bit tight at first but the fabric stretches and I get so tired of the too big shorts after an hour of wearing.  I find the fit just right.  Analyzing those wrinkles, it could make you change the pattern all the time.

Seems like my I always have my hand on my hip in one picture!


The last picture is why I call them my picnic shorts, gingham and fruit quilting cotton for facings.  The combination just reminded me of a picnic.


I have still haven't cut out my last red garment.  I have been slowly working on this quilt, Tula PInk's City Sampler of 100 blocks.  In fact, I started it last June.  With only 30 blocks left to construct, I decided just to finish those blocks this week.  I have 10 left to go and will save the sashing and assembling for a sewing night at my local quilt shop.  I will be finished with blocks by the weekend and back to the garments.

I have been on a fabric buying kick of late, both garment and quilting.  Oh my, I actually am building a stash.  It  is a different feeling, I made a list of garments and quilts from this fabric.  The list was quite long and I know I will not get to every garment this summer season but the planning is quite fun.


Thanks so much for the kind comments on my last post about my son-in-law, I really appreciate it.

16 comments:

  1. Nice shorts and like the facings; it does say picnic!!!

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  2. I just did the same to my jeans sloper I made with SFD. I added the fly permanently. It's easier to cut off than add on if needed.

    These look great on you. Cute!

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    1. It is so much easier to cut it off. Thanks.

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  3. Oh these are cute Lori! I need new pair of shorts myself! Nice work!

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    1. Thanks, Terri, they are great to have, especially on days like today - 103 heat index!

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  4. These are really, really cute!!!

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  5. These are super cute! Very fun and full of summer charm!

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    1. They are a great fitting pair of shorts. Thanks so much.

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  6. Great shorts! Loving red, such fun!

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    1. Thanks, Coco, red is perfect for summer.

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  7. Shorts look great! love the facing fabric. Hopefully I will get back in my sewing room this weekend. Love your quilt squares! been toying with making myself a summer weight quilt to brighten up the bedroom for spring/summer maybe a winter project for next summer....

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    1. A quilt does make a difference brightening up a room. I have been enjoying the outside and summer activities. I have been finding time to sew but really have not been current on blogs and posting. I guess something has to give!

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  8. Another cute pair of shorts, Lori! Hand on hip is a natural stance - I find myself doing this all of the time too ;)

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    1. Thanks, it is so hard to figure out how to pose.

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