First off I know these are not great pictures. Its really more my fault then my husbands. We tried to do some outside but for some reason I had my hands in my pockets so they just looked rumpled. Then since it was so hot we did them in his office but he never stood up so I looked like a giant making a face in all of them. Hence the creative cropping.
Now on with the post.
The pattern is Kwik Sew 3854 which has gotten several good reviews on pattern review lately. I do like the pattern but these took a good bit of fitting and I will still make changes to the next pair. I think my big gripe is that Kwik Sew sizing is XS-XL instead of numbered sizes. I fall somewhere between a M and L it seems. I did muslin a M this time just too see how it would go since the other shorts took so many alterations. I did not go well though. They were a touch tight before the waist band and then when I put it on they were really bad with the front borrowing quite a bit of fabric from the back. I did not feel like doing another muslin though so I fitted these a bit at a time while sewing them. That went well except that I lost track of what I took from where so I had to guess a bit when altering the pattern.
I took a bit out of both sides and a good bit out of the crotch when fitting this pair. I also sewed up the sides of the pockets so only the waistband opens up. This helps with the fit and makes the pockets functional. For the pattern changes I removed the back darts and adjusted the rise. Here's to hoping it goes well.
I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture or not but these are still a bit loose. I swear the were looser when I wore them yesterday then when I fitted them on Tuesday. This may be true though bc I gain and loose in my tummy first so if I'm up a few lbs that is always were it is. I do like them though. They are quite comfy. I plan to make another pair or two bc I like the fit/feel of these better then the others and I rarely tuck shirts in anyways so I doubt people will really notice that I have 3 pairs of sailor shorts. For that matter even if they did I can't imagine why that would be a big problem.