I really like this shirt, and it made me want some navy blue shorts. I already had a shorts pattern that I have made.
Time: Less than 2 hours
Fabric: Navy polyester "bottom weight" from JoAnn
Notions: 7" zipper, slide fasteners for waist
Pattern: McCalls 5657these shorts, because I still have them.
These were- and they were horribly tight, really they were in EPIC FAIL land. Why did I not make a note on the pattern? So I wrote a note: "Dear future Molly, stop being a moron. Add at least 1/2" to each piece before cutting so you don't look like a whore!" If you think that is harsh, go click the link and look at the first failure.
I had already cut them out, so I went down to a 1/4" seam allowance and hoped for the best. It turned out to be fine. The only thing I would adjust a little bit for the future is that the seam along the butt is wayyy to grippy. What would be the best way to fix that on a new version?
These picture have flash to show off the detail. Pockets, cuffs, no back pockets.
T-Rex was sleeping on my green chair, which is not allowed, so I pushed him down. Then he was being suspiciously quiet so I turn around and see this!