As soon as I saw that Miranda had purchased the Maritime Shorts pattern I knew I was going to see an awesome project so when I saw this post in my reader a few months back I was super psyched. Not only are her shorts beautifully made, she altered the pattern to make these her own by include extra length and I think they turned out great, don’t you?!
Pattern Maritime Shorts
Miranda’s Blog One Little Minute
Her Project Post Maritime Shorts
What type of fabric / materials did you use? “Robert Kaufman Stretch Denim in a dark wash (scored at a warehouse sale for $2/yard.) Yep.”
Tell us more about your project!
“Well, it’s pretty much all written there on the post. I love the short you made, and thought I’d give a go making some for myself, since I really needed some new, better-fitting shorts.
I like my shorts to the knee, so I added 10” to the original pattern, just using a straightedge to extend the existing pattern edges. The length ended up perfect!
This is the first time I’ve ever inserted a fly, and the instructions were wonderful and clear. It turned out to be a lot less stressful than I had imagined.
I love the fit and am already scheeming how to adjust this pattern to make myself some long sailor-style pants for the fall! “