Shorts are worn just about everywhere and sewn with a variety of fabrics. Woven fabrics such as twill, bottom-weight, mid-weight, denim, chambray, challis, rayon, cotton duck, cotton dobby, and some suiting fabrics, are wonderful to sew shorts with. (Video mention: Ikat Dot Twill: https://goo.gl/DbzpNq)
Grainline Maritime Shorts Pattern
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