All posts tagged: Grainline Patterns

Shorts Weekend! | Grainline Maritime Shorts & Jalie Board Shorts

The only pair of shorts I’ve made up till now were cheater shorts… they were a refashion from a pair of pants and they didn’t end up fitting all that well. :/ This past weekend, I finally got around to trying shorts again – times two! First up – Maritime shorts for me! I’m been wanting to try this pattern for a while. It’s such a simple style that fits perfectly into my wardrobe. I went all gung ho believing the fit was going to be great with no alterations and cut out two pairs at once. Probably not the best idea… but apparently I enjoy learning the hard way. I cut one out of a stretch twill and I had just enough to eeek out a second pair from my leftover Ginger Jeans denim. Well, almost enough; I filled in with  some shower curtain fabric (also used here, here, and here) for the back of the waistband and one of the pockets. SO the fit… I cut a straight 6. But, just like when …

Me-Made Mother’s Day Hemlock Tee

First off, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my amazing madre! And of course to all of you other moms out there! On the topic of mothers (and daughters) – I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls recently (I’ve seen them all multiple times… Danny hasn’t… so now that they’re on Netflix, naturally, we started from the beginning). I still love everything about that show. It’s right there with Friends for me. It never gets old. Anyway, if you like the show, you’ll probably appreciate this. I especially agree with #10! lol So… back to Mother’s Day… as much as I do love flowers and I know she appreciates them, I wanted to go a little more original this year :) I was going between the Mandy Boat Tee and the Hemlock Tee – but I think what drew me more to the Mandy Boat Tee was the one version they show in the pictures that’s made from a really pretty blue stripe fabric – but overall I like the scoop neck better. SO… I went best of both worlds and found …