It seems I've become a Grainline Pattern fanatic! What can I say, the resulting garments just look so professional and the styles are casual and incredibly functional. I guess these days I've been thinking a lot more about functionality/practicality rather than what just strikes me as pretty and exciting. Meaning most of the time I am drawn to beautiful dress patterns but find that they just don't get worn on a regular day to day basis. So I've been trying to consciously choose makes that will realistically get worn over and over through out my week. This is just such an outfit.Grainline Archer pattern of blogging infamy. I made it out of a thin ikat from Joann's fabrics and its going to be my go to summer shirt. The ikat waves remind me so much of the beach and the texture of the fabric is incredibly breathable. As far as the pattern goes I made a straight up size 4 and the fit is great except I have a tiny bit of pulling at the bust line button.
Grainline Maritime Shorts pattern. I am in love with the way these came out. I have a hard time finding a pair of shorts or pants for that matter that don't have that dreaded lower back gaping, you know where you bend down and are ignorant of the crazy flash show that is going on back there for the world to see. I have no gaping in the back which seems like a Christmas miracle come early. The fabric was given to me and is a bottom weight cotton/poly blend. The only change I made to the pattern was to let the backside seam out a bit because, well I just needed it! Otherwise its a straight up size 8.
Project Sewn if you are so inclined you can vote for my outfit starting this Friday!
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