Pair 1: I made these exactly by the pattern.
Pair 2: I made the pattern about 1/2" wider in the waist, tapering back down to the legs. This worked better for our cloth diapers. I forgot to top-stitch the pocket binding down, so I used buttons to secure it for washing purposes (so it won't flip out and dry that way).
Pair 3: These were supped to look like capris, but ended up looking more like Bermuda shorts. I lengthened the leg length by a couple inches, and again made the waist wider as in pair 2.