My year of rediscovering the joys of dressmaking continued today with my second attempt at self drafting a pattern for elastic waisted shorts/pants:

I have made some new adjustments to the paper pattern to address some bunching of fabric in the rear crotch area and some excess of fabric in the front of the crotch area.
I can't wait to try again some time soon, I just know I'll live in these once I perfect the pattern!