This pattern requires you to print out the pages, then assemble them and adhere them - I used scotch tape. I'm a little disappointed that the instructions written on the pattern are hard to read. I guess I'll make do. I priced some denim at Wal-Mart today - $9.87 a yard. I need at least 2 yards, which is overestimating, but I haven't cut out a pattern since 1988. I think I'm going with a red ribbon/cord for the back lace, gold grommets, and gold anchor buttons. Since these are going to be shorts, I have to figure out the length. Not too short, but not matronly looking either. I'm nervous. Stay tuned.