Grateful Dead patchwork towel shorts


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This pair of shorts all started with this little blue hand towel I found with a Grateful Dead patch.  I’m pretty sure the blue towel isn’t vintage and the patch was just ironed on so, I stitched it into place for durability.  I went through my vintage towel collection to find other velvety soft towels that would compliment the blue for a patchwork extravaganza and….it does not disappoint.  These have side seam pockets made from cotton GD fabric that I had on hand from another project and elastic with additional drawstring around the waist.

I try to give my best guess on the sizing but encourage you to always use your measurements.  It can be tricky to measure your own body and add in enough extra space for ease and such so my best advice is to measure something you already have and love the fit of.  That being said, based on the measurements, these shorts would likely be best for someone who generally wears a M/L/XL depending on how you like the fit.


Waist, 32″-38″

Rise, 15″

Inseam, 8″

The materials I use are vintage and will show some wear and minor imperfections.  This is a beautiful patina that comes from years of love and mending.   Any major imperfections are carefully repaired through visible mending.   My goal is first to make you a garment that is sturdy af and will last a lifetime and second, a one of a kind piece of wearable art.   I recommend washing your new garment on a gentle cycle and laying flat to dry.  Thank you for being part of Mother Nature’s Army by supporting slow fashion.