These are party shorts.
After seeing a ruffly version of the Class Picnic shorts pattern at Siestas and Sewing, I really wanted to make a pair. Problem was, I don't have the Class Picnic pattern (yet). And I didn't want to wait to get started (I'm so impatient). So I hacked my own pattern using the Puppet Show short pattern that I love so much as a guide. I can show you how, if you're interested, as there is a second pair in the works.
Anyway, the shorts are pretty crazy, but also pretty fun. Just like Ruby.