|I also made this shirt, very comfy cotton from Mood!|
This was my first time sewing shorts (apart from my Madeleine mini bloomers) and my first time usinga Grainline Studio pattern. I didn't use the instructions at all, but I followed the sewing tutorial, which has photos of every step.
|The difference before (right) and after ironing.|
I did make some mistakes, off course, so I had to redo my pockets on which I spend like 30 minutes trying to get them right the first time. Can you see my mistake?
I sewed the wrong side onto the shorts! Now this looks way better doesn't it?
I tried to match the pattern as good as possible, which I think turned out allright.
My inspiration was this picture which I saw in a magazine and then realised I had this fabric left over from my Picnic blanket skirt. So wearable muslin it was! I decided to add something extra and used black leather on the outside of the waistband.
|Inspiration picture from Jan Magazine, with a nice coffee stain on it|
I cut mine in a size 1 (right between the 0 and 2 were my measurements) but they are very tight! I can still wear them, but it was not the look I was going for..
The adjustments I made were the same as Lladybird's Lauren, we both narrowed the back in the middle to get rid of some gaping. I also had to let the side seams out a bit at the bottom as they were too tight!
They also have a bit of a tendency to creep upwards, any ideas on how to fix this? (Also the pattern placement doesn't help with the visual aspect of camel toe, but trust me, there actually isn't!)
|No it's not camel toe! It's just the pattern placement..|
I also tried to remember the posing tips from House of Pinheiro and they were very usefull, thanks Rachel!
Pattern: Maritime shorts from Grainline Studio's
Fabric: Cotton left over from my picnic blanket skirt
Time to finish garment: About 5 hours, next time will be much faster I think..
Notions: A 7 inch zipper which you cut to the right size, and a hook and eye.
Boyfriend's verdict: 7/10, he thinks it is too tight (true) but he likes the pockets a lot.
Make again: Yes, but in a size bigger. Maybe two sizes, let's see..
Next up will be my wiggle dress! I already have photo's but I had some arguments with the zipper, which I'm going to redo first (for the 3rd time!)
|Yes! Conquered my first pair of shorts|