Even though I used my new drafting book, Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear , to draft a pants sloper this week, I decided to download these Ruby Shorts from BurdaStyle. I'm glad I did because I love the fit, and I'll be able to use these for pants, too.
Both sides have button plackets and there's a patch pocket on the back. The fabric is a remnant from Mill End Textiles and I think it's cotton ripstop. It has a faint checkered weave and seems very durable. I debated whether I should really use it for boys' pants (because of the durability), but thought it'd be perfect for these shorts. I, unlike the boys, will at least be able to wear them for more than one season.