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.