Maritime Shorts by Grainline Studio

Woven shorts with a front fly closure, curved front pockets, and back patch pockets.

Pattern: Maritime Shorts
Designer: Grainline Studio
Categories: Shorts
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Wovens, Denim, Linen, Twill
required fabric: 1 to 11/2 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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The Maritime Shorts pattern by Grainline Studio is a straight forward modern design. The front pockets, back patch pockets, and fly front closure give you a chance to practice skills like inserting a fly zip and sewing curved seams. In denim or medium weight woven fabrics, these shorts can be as casual or dressy as you like.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 5
Total Number of Pages: 21
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/2404244
Waist25262728293031 1/2333537
Hip35363738394041 1/2434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Waist (2.5" below natural waist)27282930313233 1/2353739
Hip36 1/237 1/238 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/24344 1/246 1/248 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

45" Wide1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2
54" Wide1111111111
45-54" Wide Lining 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8
22-25" Wide Fusible Interfacing1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Hook & Eye
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Additional Notes

This pattern (both paper and digital formats) includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

I LOVE this pattern, however the zip fly instructions are not the best out there. If you are a beginner you might want to refer to the Grainline blog where there is a coordinating sew-along. This is my 4th pair of Grainline Maritime shorts so its definitely a TNT (tried 'n true) pattern for me!

Great pattern to start with to delve into the world of sewing with denim. Clear instructions, sizing was great, designed got back to me with my questions. Designer has great tutorials on her blog and the drawings in the pattern instructions are good. Pattern assembly was great and easy to cut out. The shorts fit me great!

I did have to reference some of their Additional instructions online and look up how to insert a zipper to a fly (being my first zipper fly) but over all these were supper easy to make in an afternoon.

I absolutely love my Grainline Maritimes! I've made this pattern 3 times now, and it's the only shorts pattern I need. The pieces all fit together perfectly, the drafting is impeccable and the instructions are easy to follow. I love the curved waistband, the fly front and the four pockets. The couple of times that I got lost following the instructions, I looked up the sewalong on the blog for a better idea of what the next step was.

I do have to say that I find the front pockets too big (they bunch up when I wear the shorts), but it was easy to shorten the pockets on my second and third pairs. I love the perfect fit through the waistband and the rise, as well as the looser fit around my legs.