The fabric is some beautifully thick cotton I bought in Japan last year.
A Japanese friend of mine told me that the quality of fabric that can be sold in Japan has to pass really strict quality control in terms of dying and weaving.
I made sure I washed it nice and hot anyway (too used to Aussie fabric), I just love the bold colours.
The Maritime shorts are a dream to sew -the instructions are really easy to follow! Even the fly- which I have had trouble with in the past!
This was the first time I have tried to match patterns - Pretty happy with how it all turned out!
I only had to alter a couple of parts of the pattern, due to an odd shaped bottom ;). It was pretty easy to take in the back and the waistband to make it fit nicely!
Would definitely recommend this pattern!