I simply took a pair of shorts that fit me the way I like it and traced out patterns for them. I only traced out one pattern and used it for the front and back pieces. After tracing onto the fabric and cutting them out in total you should have four pieces, two for the front and two for the back.
Be sure to give yourself about 2 to 3 inches so you have fabric to sew the pieces together.
I pleated the shorts to give some dimension, added a band for the top, and a side zipper. I love the flared look because the shorts almost looks like a skirt but not as revealing and has more functionality. Sweet! :)
I wore these shorts with a fuchsia chiffon top and ivory heels.
The perfect outfit for a nice spring day. :)