This is the first garment I made out of a vintage pattern -- from 1969!
Apart from the tab on the zipper fly, I don’t think there’s anything vintage about it. I’m not even sure the tab is vintage, except I haven't seen one in any of Ric's pants or shorts.
It took me two whole days plus a few week nights to complete this just in time for Ric's birthday -- that's half the time I spent on Ric's xmas present (a wonkier pair of shorts), so this must mean I’m getting better at this sewing thing.
I had to lengthen it by a couple of inches to make it wearable outside the house. The plaids matched up quite well. For a n00b, I feel this is quite an achievement and I’m very happy with it.
It's a bit wrinkled in the photo since this was taken when the garment was on its way to the laundry basket. I must remember to take photo of garments before wearing/wrinkling/staining/ripping them!