It's true. Google Grainline Maritime shorts and see the great makes. Lizzy is a shorts Wiz including her 3 pairs of Maritime shorts.
A bit of leftover mustard drill from last year's mustard skinny jeans and some soft printed gauze gratefully received from the generous Gabrielle of Upsewlate were my first pair of Maritime short. Have you see her Mini Moss skirt? It's really cool
The fly front zipper method is where most sewers have decided to look elsewhere for their instructions and I used to go to Sandra Betzina's video tute. The zipper construction is done with the pieces flat.
|This was my first sway back attempt. But I redid the sway back adjustment.|
1, Make the front pockets as per Jen's instructions.
2, Sew the front centre seam together to the zipper point.
3, Sew in the fly front zipper.
I followed all of Jen's construction details. Lizzy changed the construction a bit to get the fit right.
|Here's the second sway back attempt and the centre back excess is marked.|
After wearing them, the centre back piece worked and they were comfy for wear. I have a few RTW cargoes that are now 2 sizes too big and I promised myself to wear clothes that fit. Even casual weekend clothes that fit.
The mustard colour drill does nothing for my skin tone so let's forget this test pair exists. This pair has now been published on the Monthly Stitch collective for February's challenge.
A second pair (the real pair) is the next post...
By the way, Seamstress Erin pointed me to a site about 'Real body' tracing. While I'm not brave to take part in this initiative, I am happy to adjust patterns to fit my shape in all its iterations and share that knowledge here.