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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
Here’s a quick recap of the pattern and sewing details:
Pattern: grainline studios maritime shorts
Fabric: cone mills denim
Changes made: lengthened two inches, lots of top stitching and denim details