Review: Simplicity 1370 - Weekend Wear | The Skort!

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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).

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21 comments

  1. Cute skort and love the color.

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  2. this is the most leg I've ever seen you show! I love it! That's right show off that body you been working so hard for!

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    1. Still working and feeling really good these days! Thanks Kimberlee!

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  3. This is really adorable...something maybe I'd make now that I've seen you make it....now you talk about a a wool blend suiting fabric...what would be some great summer fabric alternatives to the poly you used,Erica?

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    1. Cotton twill, linen, denim... and I bet a ponte would work great too. Thanks MB!

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  4. Cute! I've seen this look in RTW a bit lately, and several weeks back I modified a pair of Esther short to make an almost identical pair as this! I had no idea this pattern was available. I love my skort, and yes, I have a more boyish frame. I used cotton sateen (buttercup from MOOD), which I think works beautifully in these shorts. That tiny bit of stretch to a woven works wonders! I do love the colour of yours though, and can totally see why you chose them!

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  5. I made this pattern and had the same problem with the waist being a bit too big. Any tips for taking it in after it's been sewn?

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    1. I would always advise to try on before attaching the waistband. But, you can extend the back darts up into the waistband.

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  6. Love the color. You look great in it.

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  7. Super cute, love the color and perfect with the silver sandels. Am going to have to get this pattern.

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    1. Thanks Remembering..OZ!

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  8. So cute, you look great in these!

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  9. These look great on you!

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  10. You look so amazing Erica! Those gym sessions are definitely just enhance!

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  11. This skort looks amazing! I have been trying to find the pattern at my local shops but they don't have it. Must be a sign that it is a popular design!

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