Maritime Jean Shorts

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

Hey there! I’ve been on a bit of a shorts sewing spree this summer. First, I finished up a pair of maritime shorts. Then I sewed the Tania culottes (blogged about on the imagine gnats blog) and shorts number three were the emerson shorts (I need to photograph and blog them, they’re great!).  And last I sewed a pair of denim maritime shorts.  Maritime Jean shorts…and I am in love! These are the comfiest of shorts!

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

The denim is leftover cone mills denim from my birkin flares.  That means these shorts have 2% stretch, which I think is the key to the most comfortable shorts ever!

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

I won’t go into too much detail, since I’ve blogged about the maritime shorts pattern before.  But I did make a couple of changes.  First I lengthened the shorts two inches in order to be able to roll up the hem and not loose the length.  To lengthen them, I added two inches right at the cut line, but in a mirror image fashion.  That way when I rolled them up they  would be the same width as the shorts.

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

I also added the back pockets this time around.  I used Jen’s pocket pattern, but I did have to change the pocket placement.  I raised them up a bit higher so they were sitting at a more flattering spot on my bottom.

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

I also added belt loops.  These are just the belt loops from the ginger jeans pattern, and I used the general placement of those loops to find where to put them on my shorts.  I also added a jeans button that is a really great quality (this one is from the closet case files shop) and rivets (leftover from my caravan tote).

Denim Maritime Shorts :: Dandelion Drift

Here’s a quick recap of the pattern and sewing details:

Pattern:  grainline studios maritime shorts

Size:  6

Fabric:  cone mills denim

Changes made: lengthened two inches, lots of top stitching and denim details