What are you most proud of? NO PATTERN! the short came from a pattern that I modified the heck out of. It rides higher in back than front. I added inset pockets. Not patch pockets. It has elastic and a draw string with button holes. I usually hem the bottom. He wanted the waist line dropped 2 inches so the crotch would rise. I forgot that shortens the length too! I added 1 in to bottom with fabric I had from making the shorts. I cut 3 in wide strip. Folded in half length wise then attached 1/2 in seam allow. Finish stitch, top stitch, decorative stitch. What advice would you give someone starting this project? We thought a lot about making it very cartoonish or very real or human. We went for a in between. I might have exaggerated sleeves and pant legs more. I suggested much more black stitching or couching rat tail to make it look outlined like cartoon. I also think decoration but tatters without a lot of clean tailoring seemed more Samurai.