I just completed Grainline's maritime shorts this morning. Jen posted a great tutorial on her site that shows each step. The pattern is fantastic--very cute and it goes together well.
The only modification I made was to slide the back pockets in 1/2" closer to the center back seam. The pattern has them marked about 2 1/2" from the seam line, but that looked like a lot of open real estate back there, and honestly, who needs that much open range?
This was my first time with a zipper fly, and I impressed myself. : ) (although I should probably admit I did one on the muslin, so that helped work out the kinks.)
And I swear I think I am standing weird, because the leg hems are even in real life.
100% cotton denim from Joann's, not quite a yard $7.50/yd
topstitching thread $1.80
metal zip from stash
leftover interfacing for waistband
waistband hook and eye
muslin for pocket lining
Total cost: $17.80