The last pair of shorts were so obnoxious* that I had to immediately remedy them by making some more in nicer fabric.
These shorts are in a nice pale blue linen-type fabric that drapes beautifully. The blue is actually a soft sky-blue, not the bright shade my computer is currently rendering for me.
I went all-out with some back patch-pockets, but didn't do as much top-stitching as I'd have liked because a) I thought I was about to run out of matching thread, and b) I was bored of making the shorts already.
I went for the super-low-opening fly again, with concealed poppers. It totally works for me, and this time I remembered to put the poppers in before finishing the fly top-stitching. Wow! However, I didn't remember to put the elastic in before closing the waistband, so never fear: my seam ripper still saw some action.
I'm so glad to be done with these. I've got a lot of vest extenders to make now (the shop is empty), but more excitingly I've got some super scrummy birthday yarn to knit with and some epic 50p/m bargain fabric from Walthamstow Market to sew up. Sorry TButton: Mummy knows you need more shorts and vests and a raincoat and a hat, but Mummy wants a new blouse. Too bad.
* I went to the park with TButton wearing the terrible union shorts and this soldier shirt (because it was the only one that matched), and then realised it was a terrible UKIP-style combo. I almost felt I should apologize to the other mothers... ARGH.