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Summer Maritime Shorts

Added Feb 9, 2015

by shibz

, Australia






I requested this beautiful chambray from The Remnant Warehouse for my birthday and am so pleased with the quality. These should make for a gorgeous pair of summer shorts. This pattern went together well and the instructions are very clear.

As a warning to those who use metric, the seam allowances are 1/2” which are awkward to convert to a standard metric seam allowance (it is 13mm). My machine didn’t even have marks in inches next to the needle! They are on the bobbin case and as it turns out, slightly off, so my shorts aren’t exactly the size I cut. Luckily I made a muslin with the same mistake so I know they fit. (Hooray for patterns which fit right out of the packet!) And after a few practice runs I am very happy with my first fly front zipper.

Material Notes

1m x 140cm chambray, from The Remnant Warehouse; spotted Christmas FQ for pocket lining, 46cm zipper in dusty blue (unnecessarily long!), skirt/pants hook & eye closure, all from Spotlight; Whisperweft interfacing, from Lincraft


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