I think you all know how much I love Simplicity 3686, I've lost count of the number of times I've used it. This weekend I finally managed to finish my second pair of shorts (I cut them out way back before Christmas). I'm not even sure why I put them aside for so long I only had to finish the waistband and hem them. No modeled shots but they're identical to these ones.
I love the pockets and the contrast facing.
I made this navy pair late in January and they're getting nearly as much wear as my black pair. My only regret is not using better fabric. I really wanted navy and the only navy fabric I could find was a cotton drill (with no stretch) from Spotlight.
These would have been nicer made up in a fabric with a little stretch and recovery. After a long day at my desk they're all wrinkly and quite baggy at the knees. Oh well, I still reach for them regularly.
I'd love to make a couple of pairs in a nice stretch wool for winter, but seeing as I don't have the budget to buy more fabric at the moment, I think I'll put this pattern away for a while and start searching my fabric and pattern stash for other autumn/winter projects.
Do you have anything planned for autumn/winter (or spring/summer)?