I have made these shorts twice before, and they were a great success with daughter the second, so were a natural choice for the start of my older daughter's Uni wardrobe, which I think may be my 2013 SWAP entry, should I get my act together.
Technical drawing from BurdaStyle magazineThis version is from a stretch cotton denim, stash age approximately 2008, from Kerryn's fabric world. As I have a bad history with stretch nether garments, I have used a woven cotton for the waistband facing and button plackets, and have reinforced the crotch and waist seams with woven selvage to minimize bagging.
This, and the bias bound seams, also helps to use up little bits of fabric for stashbusting purposes.
I added a waistband pocket, just the right size for a Go card (Brisbane public transport card) using this method.
My daughter is very pleased with them.
A win in several areas at once is good!
In the spirit of stashbusting, I have been sorting through my patterns.
Today I would like to give away these excess children's patterns and magazines. They are not current, but I find TopKids magazines very useful for the basic children's clothes that do not change much, such as shorts, t-shirts and little girls' frocks. These magazines are all duplicate copies, as I am keeping my set ;). The Chery Williams patterns for smocked dresses include good instructions for heirloom sewing techniques. I would rather give them to a reader than the Op Shop. If you would like these patterns and magazines (as a set) please say so in a comment on this post by Jan 31. If more than one person would like them I will draw names.