So... I made a skort. I haven't worn a skort in a few years. This was a regular part of tennis attire when I actually picked up a racquet and played on the regular. But I thought this would be a cute addition to my summer wardrobe. So let's talk about it!
This is Simplicity 1370 and I made view A. I cut the 16, but I had to take in the waist. This pattern is cut very narrowly through the hips. And in honesty, it's probably designed for a "boyish" frame.
Now this pattern is cut pretty short. I didn't even realize how short it was until after I put in the 1 1/4" hem. The inseam probably measures 2". I would love to make this pattern again because I think it's adorable. But I would make it in a dressier fabric and a couple of inches longer.
Let's talk about this fabric. I picked this fabric because I was drawn to the bright color. Bright colored bottoms are so prevalent right now and I felt it would be a great wardrobe addition.
This fabric is Rag & Bone's Ethereal Blue Polyester Woven from Mood Fabrics.com. And it is indeed polyester and presses as such! As in -- a nightmare!
When a fabric tells you who it is, believe it the first time! The descriptions said it was polyester, 100% polyester at that and has the had of a linen with a crisp drape. A really crisp drape. Something should've clicked in my head when I read that, but I was in the midst of a moment over the color. But hey, you live and you learn.
Even though I wish I could've gotten a smoother press on the fabric, I think this pattern is adorable. And even though I want to add length to it, the pattern company didn't think enough of anyone who wouldn't appreciated the short-short length by addint lengthening lines. You're pretty much on your own with figuring that one out. Thanks Simplicity Patterns for that! But all in all, I really like this pattern and I do plan to make it at least once more in probably a black wool blend suiting fabric (hopefully).