I discovered that when I was planning my holiday wardrobe, I didn't own a pair of city worth shorts. If I am going shopping at home I tend to wear a skirt or dress in the summer so all my shorts are more beach and home appropriate. I really had the need, and this is quite unusual for me, for a pair of longer plain shorts.
I had a small remnant of stretch cotton drill left over from my first pair of Sash Pants. There was quite a bit of pattern maneuvering to get the shorts out and I only had enough fabric for the front of my waist band. The back needed to be cut out of another piece from the scrap bin. For the pocket liners I also raided the scrap bin. To find enough fabric in a coordinating colour because this time I didn't want to go all wild and use a contrast, I chose a different fabric for the front pockets to the back pockets. Both pieces were left over from projects of Courteney's. I had to buy a zip but the thread and buttons were both from my stash so this project cost me next to nothing,
These shorts have been worn a lot! They are starting to get a slightly worn in patina with them that is consistent with cotton drill but given these are casual, I am completely okay with that.
Don't I just look like the cat that got the cream in this photo?