I lead a pretty casual life. Whilst this next project is not especially interesting, it does get plenty of wear.
Pattern: Marfy 0293 from the Spring-Summer 2007 catalogue. I had to grade the pattern up, as the free pattern that came with the
catalogue was not large enough for me. The lovely thing about Marfy
patterns is that they use a metric grade, so it is easy to grade up
using any ruler that I can get my hands on in this house.
I added extra length. This is an unusual length for me. I have taken inspiration from the J.Crew's 5" chinos. I did scoop out the front waist a little (which I don't think that I have marked on the pattern...note for next time!).
Fabric: Frankie B. stretch denim from EmmaOneSock. I am not familiar with Frankie B.; however, the denim does seem to be good quality. This one has an almost purplish tinge to it. I made these shorts last year, but I wanted to see how the denim washed and wore before I showed you.
I deliberately kept details to a minimum, as this seems to be the current fashion. The only decoration is silver rivets on the pockets.
I have stitched a simple design onto the back pockets. It is hard to see in this photo...it doesn't especially stand out in real life either, but that is what I wanted.