An extra special thanks to Abby of Sew Charleston for the cover shot.
The Prefontaine Shorts for Women run sizes 0 through 24. A 33" wide hip up to a 55" wide hip. Where is your wide hip? It's your hip measurement around the widest part (you know, with your butt.) They only use 1 to 1.25 yards of fabric and can be made with light to mid weight wovens and knits. Quilting cottons, stretch twill, jersey knits, performance knits, heck, terry cloth, velour, velvet, silks....you've got a lot of options here. Just skip the burlap, okay?
Contigo by Alexander Henry quilt weight with the shortest inseam
I made this pattern with many design and fit options for you. Back patch pockets, pack welt pockets, front pockets or none, encased waistband, exposed elastic waistband, two different inseams (but really unlimited ones you'd prefer.) This pattern tells you the finished garment width so you get to decide how your shorts are going to fit. Stick with the suggested size for a just right fit. Go up one for flowy, roomy shorts. Go down a size and use a stretch for form flattering shorts. It's all your call.
Neon stretch twill from Joanns with the longest inseam
What's that? You hate shorts? You don't wear shorts? ME, TOO! Shorts are the bane of my existence. If there is something I hate more than wearing shorts it's shopping for shorts. That's why I made this pattern. Not convinced? Check out the variety of shorts made by the talented bloggers on the Parcel #3 Inspiration Tour. There is something for everyone.
Give them a whirl. It's going to get hot this summer. Really freaking hot. Make yourself some shorts to love.