Too bad luck doesn’t strike twice. I used a reversible bottom weight in a poly blend from Joann’s. Its a classic and more dressy looking fabric, but I had a harder time with fitting since it has no stretch.
Here are the shorts almost done.
A few details:
Simplicity 1430 view D size 12. The pattern calls for 1 1/4yrd. For both versions I made used closer to 3/4 yrd.
I narrowed the leg by grading the width at the inseam from 5/8in at the crotch to 1in wide at the hem.
I spent a little extra time cutting out each piece individually to make sure the stripe of the fabric was lined up properly. I used a printed quilting cotton instead for the pocket facing to reduce bulk. (The wrong side of the fabric was a hounds tooth, interesting)
I made a small position adjustment so the top of the zipper would not peak out like on my last version. Next time, I need to take into account that a little wider zipper overlap is needed when using a thicker fabric.
Simplicity 1430 view D should take you about 6 hours.
Fabric $12* Zipper $1.50* Pattern from stash Total Cost: $13.50
*Price after using discount coupons.