I came across a great pattern for shorts by Sonia Estep Designs. The pattern is called Iris Shorts. They are easy to make and you can add the pockets or not. I prefer pockets which is one of the main reasons I wanted to make these. The pattern comes in 3 different lengths, 3″, 5″ and 8″. I made mine in the 5″ length and was satisfied, but will probably make the next pair 8″ as when I sit down they appear too short for my taste.
The pattern comes in 17 different sizes so getting the right fit is very possible for all sizes and shapes. In addition, the designer gives tips on how to do several adjustments to make them fit you perfectly. I was never able to pull off any of those adjustments and after my first couple of tries in making this pattern I actually give up for a couple months, but that was my inability to accept that they didn’t need to be perfect. Plus my body was going through many changes as I was on a weight loss program and my body was constantly changing. Happy to say I lost 45 pounds during that process. Now that I’m maintaining my weight loss I wanted to try making these again and I am so glad that i did. I love these shorts and looking forward to making some more.
As I’m posting this I realized I didn’t really get a pick of the waistband which is the best part of these. They are made out of stretch knit fabric and are very comfortable. I don’t like tight fitting shorts, so these are right up my alley.
I would recommend them even to a beginner seamstress as they really are easy to make and there are videos and suggestions on how to make them available on the internet. In addition, the instructions are easy to follow. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions as I would be more than happy to help you if I can.