To be honest, this pattern scared me. It sat there in my PDF downloads folder, lurking, waiting for me to try it. "Go on. Give me a try." Well I'm so glad I did. The waistband construction is SO easy. These shorts go together really quickly. I make them in the longer length - as a gym mom (and a coach), I'm frustrated with the gym shorts that constantly have to be pulled down, and ride up every time the girls are on the bars.