Maritime Shorts: Chambray Curved Hem V.2.

Hey friends! My handmade wardrobe make for last week is my second pair of Grainline Studios’ Maritime Short, this time using the curved hem variation.

grainline studios maritime short


I’m really happy that the use of the Fitting for Every Figure book helped me work out the kinks, and these fit perfectly.

grainline studios maritime short


I’m less happy to report that the Scout tee I hoped to share together with them has been a nightmare (woe are my wobbly hems).

Check this out! No baggy seats here:

maritime short back


And here are the innards:

maritime shorts chambray


Pattern Alterations:

  • Size 6 short narrowed to 4 at the waist, waist darts, size 4 waistband. Flat seat adjustment. 3/4″ added length.
  • Curved hem variation except instead of binding the hem I turned it under
  • Added belt loops(!) usingĀ this Colette tutorial

maritime shorts belt loop


maritime short chambray curved hem


Overall, I’m pretty happy with them. They’ll be great for casual city wear as well as hiking and biking. For the next version – remind me to refer back to this next May when I need to make shorts again – I’d like to see if I can lower the rise a bit. Also, I want to reduce the length to somewhere in between these and the Cherry Bomb version. Finally, I want to do the next ones in a stretch twill print, which I have all Winter to find!

Are you still in Summer mode, or have you gone head first into preparations for Fall? My friend Alex started this lovely Fall fashion pin board, and I’m in love and all, but I’m holding onto the last rays of Summer sun like my life depends on it…


  1. They look great! I’m so excited about this method you’ve discovered for getting rid of baggy seat because I think I could finally sew my own pants, given that information. I wanted to jump into full autumn sewing mode, but I realized I left all my patterns I’d planned to sew with for fall at my old home! Or, at least, I hope I did because if not, they’re lost forever.

  2. I’m loving the curved hem on these! I didn’t realize they had a variation; I feel like most of the versions I’ve seen just have the straight sides. I’m also a bit envious of the chambray–so comfy!
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