It does seem that 3rd time is a charm! I think I finally have it with my Maritime shorts AND the Renfrew top--hurray!
This time I went up one size in the top. With my shorts, I noticed in my previous blog photos how there was a little bit of extra fabric still with my CB seam. I took care of it and NOW have the fit I am happy with. Boy is it nice to just pull out a pattern and sew it up, knowing it will fit. It is time consuming with altering a pattern, but now I see how well spent that time has been.
I purchased a blue and white stripe denim from Fabric.com for the shorts, as well as the blue jersey knit.
I changed my pack pocket style again, and I also made a template so I could iron my seam allowances around it before sewing it together with the backside of my shorts.
I put a single buttonhole and button on the back to keep the pocket closed. I just wanted this for design and style and not function.
These two patterns are my favorite summer-time patterns so far. Now having made myself 3 pairs of shorts, I think I'm ready to change up my sewing to something else for next week!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley