I bought a few Grainline patterns a while back. The Moss Mini and Scout T have been made multiple times now. Maritime shorts and the Archer shirt were still left to do...
I had this gorgeous railroad stripe stretch denim from Fabric.com Perfect for shorts! I washed and dried it (in the dryer) 3 times, to eliminate shrinkage after construction.
In trying to determine the size to cut, I laid my recently fitted to me V8774 jeans front and back piece over the pdf patterns. The purple outline below is size 14, which I thought I was going to cut, the tissue paper piece on top is the size I ended up cutting after comparing to V8774. The front was about a 12 (with some alteration at the inside leg seam, and a cut on fly)
The back was about a 12/14. The crotch curves front and back, were perfect. I added about 3/4" to top center back and again reduced the inner leg seam. I lengthened both front and back 2"
I used the waistband pattern piece from V8774, as having just used it, I know it is a perfect fit. The diff between my hips and waist is not that great, so a less curved waistband was needed.
The stripes photographed crazy! Not sure why.
I wish this photo uploaded in better quality, I just love the detail that Jen put into the back pockets, so simple, but so professional looking.
Look at the depth of those pockets!! I love them!
A great shorts pattern with a flattering fit. The legs are shaped to give your thighs ample room and coverage without looking baggy.
Going to need a few more pairs!
and if you can't sew
Enjoy doing what you can do!
and for a little grandma eye candy....