Well, it turns out that I don't actually have much use for bright red shorts. But it seems I do have a use for a bright red skirt.
Although it looks bright pink and no amount of colour correcting works unless I'm bright green. So pink it is.
To change this from shorts to a skirt, I simply drew a line from the fullest part of the front and back crotch curve to the original seam line at the hem. I left a short slit at the back for walking ease.
So a quick and easy alteration and a new favourite skirt. It also works well with the Black Thai Affair tunic which had been a bit of an orphan because its length makes it slightly difficult to pair up.
I can definitely see more Barb skirts in the future.