I used a pattern. But at the end I realized they were too tight. I added a strip of fabric at the sides and extended the waistband.
And I made them too big.
I wasn't too excited about them. And on one leg the fabric got wavy.
They do look ok from the sides. From the sides...
I never wound up keeping this shorts. I gave them away. I was sort of scarred from the entire ordeal and I didn't want to see them again. I really want to make a nice pair of shorts this year. I seem to fail with them Sigh. Let's see what happens.