These are, to date, the most tested garment to appear on this blog. I made them all the way back here, tested their seams and durability through Fiji, and they've lived to cover my ass in Portland.
They are of course the Maritime shorts, version 2. My first pair, which are still in high rotation, were nearly, oh-so-close-it-hurts to perfect that all these needed were:
- a teensy bigger Full Booty Adjustment
- ~1.5cm removed from the outer thigh
- ~1cm pinched out of the waistband and centre back
I'm giving approximates because these changes were made 4 months (!) ago, and my sewing notepad is languishing away in a cardboard box in a beautiful girl's attic like some kind of paper Rapunzel.
Oh, and in case you were wondering the bridge I am hanging out on is St. John's in Portland. Pretty stellar, huh? I've kind of fallen in love with Portland, maybe because it's full of darling bridges & darling people. And yes, before you ask, I did indeed check out her Minoru and it's even better than we all imagined. That woman is a superstar.
The pattern: Grainline Maritime
Fabric: Stretch italian cotton, leftovers from The Birthday Georgia
Notions: 1 zip (way easier the 2nd time) and a button.
Changes made: Same as last time plus the changes listed above
Next time: I will make 1,000. I'd also love to make a pair of long maritimes. I miss my machine so much :'(
Worn with: A Lucky Jeans t-shirt that I had to purchase because the white tee I made for this trip was mauled by an evil (although cute) cat in Fiji. However, this would make a great Scout Tee, no?