But the thing is there's a fly zipper and that's something I realllly dislike installing so I just pushed that project aside until a recent bout of sewing mojo where everything seemed possible^^. Also I had the perfect heavy twill in my stash and so voilà, my shorts:
Worn with my favourite Uniqlo shirt, I WISH I could sew something that cool.
The instructions didn't say to sew the pleats down but I did on 2cm because the design is quite bouffant and I think this helped reduce the volume a little. Same thing with the loops, I added them because I love wearing belts:
And yes I'm living like a millionaire, using Liberty fabric for the pockets:
I think I may push my luck and sew another pair in striped or flowery cotton so that these ones get a little rest :)