So, we are still having the craziest summer ever here in Denmark. No, no, seriously, EVER, as in for as long as the weather data have been collected, which is since 1800-something. We have a drought and for months now we have had very high temperatures. My wardrobe is not prepared for this! We have 35 C/95 F at the moment, which is crazy by Danish standards. My summer wardrobe is mostly jeans, t-shirts and hoodies, as a normal Danish summer is very rainy, windy and with temperatures around 20 C/ 68 F if we are lucky. Often it is colder. I do have two pair of shorts, one are not lightweight at all, the other I used while painting the chicken coop, so now I need a lightweight pair with no stains.
I used a very lightweight cotton for these, I bought it for shirts for work, and it works wonderful for shorts. The pattern is I Itch to stitch Tierras and I just shortened the legs. They have elasticated waist, gotta love that! I added an extra pocket on the side of one leg for phone/ money/ keys etc. I love making my own clothing! See how happy I look about that extra pocket?