For our upcoming trip to Florida, I sewed myself some skorts (a skort is a skirt with added shorts underneath). In 2016, for our visit to Disneyworld, I had already sewn skorts and was really happy them. I had sewn 5 out of 4’s Adventure skorts.
This time, I bought Thread Faction’s Skort #203 because of its size range and multiple options.
I’ve come to that sewing stage when every time I sew a new pattern, I muslin it. I was right because this skort is really (really really!) short. I tend to prefer my skirts to hit just at the top of my knee so mid-thigh was a big no-no for me (except for yoga practice).
I added about 4 1/4″-10cm at the skirt and used 4″-inseam shorts.
Summer 2019 skorts
First skort is the pleated one with the back zippered pocket. I have no use for a zipperred pocket, but I wanted to sew one for the fun…! The front skirt is the plain straight option. For the pleated back, you will need a fabric that holds pleats well. The polo knit has the perfect weight and drape.
Said pocket. I tried to diminish the thickness by using Airtex for the pocket, but it’s a very slippery fabric and it doesn’t like heat. I didn’t have interfacing for fragile fabrics so my pocket is a bit wavy.
Non pictured: another pleatd skirt, without pocket, out of black milano.
My third skort is the flounce skirts, front and back. I love it! It could even be the perfect everyday skirt without the shorts underneath.
With all of theses skorts, I’m ready to tackle all of Universal Studios-Orlando’s rollercoasters!
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