Alaskan sailor shorts
Added Mar 23, 2012
Here’s my attempt to make sailor shorts (without lips!) — I did a muslin, thank god, as it turned out my backside varied A LOT from the pattern. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out exactly what each different baggy or stretchy wrinkle MEANT in terms of which seam needed adjustment, so I just guessed and altered bit by bit until I couldn’t be bothered anymore!
Variations were mostly lengthening the legs, deepening the crotch, and deepening the pockets.
ANYWAY, I used a linen (which I think may be a bit too light-weight). I made the bias binding myself, which I’m quite proud of (first attempt!) – made from a small bit of random quilting cotton my mum brought back from a trip to Alaska:) Also my first attempt at button holes, which took a lot of practice, and still didn’t turn out that great – too many lumpy bits within the waist seam kept the material from feeding through under the foot evenly:(
Waiting to see now how the baggy/stretchy/wrinkly bits go through the first wash:)