Thursday, May 26, 2016

Floral Grainline Maritime Shorts

I made my first pair of Grainline Maritime Shorts, a pattern I have been wanting to sew for a while.

I made a size 6 with no alterations and I am very happy with the fit.

The fabric is vintage. It's an upholstery-weight cotton, which—according to the selvedge—is "Color styled with Dupont Savalux Fast Colors, Scotchguard Finish, Preshrunk, Copyright Pattern Rights Inc. MCMLXII" (1962). My grandmother gave it to me and I have no idea where she came about it, but I like it a lot.

This pattern is not the quickest thing to sew, with front and back pockets, a real zipper fly, and a hand-finished waistband, but it was very satisfying.

My mother's day gift this year was TIME. Between my work, three kids, and my sick mother, I really just needed some hours to sew without interruptions. So A.J. went with the kids to his mother's house for most of the day and I listened to Beyoncé and sewed for myself. I didn't finish them that day but got probably two-thirds of the way done. It was a good day.

I'm definitely making a solid-color pair of these as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. That does sound like a good day!! I am in LOVE with this fabric, the pink flowers with the red are perfect.


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