Monday, 21 January 2013

I need a pattern for "skorts"

'Skorts' is the name used to describe a pair of shorts with a flap across the front so that from the front it looks like a skirt.

I want to make some for my girls.  It's a compromise.  It looks like they are abiding by the local dress code of wearing a skirt (this gets stronger the older they get) but gives them the freedom and modesty that comes with a pair of shorts.

I have looked on spotlight and have looked through the usual catalogues online.  I can't find one.

I have done some experimenting but would like to get a better fit and shape than I have managed by just making it up.

Can you help?


Here are some helpful links that I was sent in response to this post:

http://www.thefind.com/apparel/info-skort-pattern
http://www.ehow.com/how_4969516_make-skort.html
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-girls-skirt-with-built-in-shorts/2010/09/06/
http://www.thefind.com/crafts/info-skort-sewing-pattern

2 comments:

Erin said...

I loved skorts as a teen when in Australia as I got use to wearing pants. In Vanuatu I use to just wear bike shorts under my dress/skirt most of the time :)- though got hot at times!

I have a few skort patterns bookmarked - I haven't tried any of them but they have links to free patterns so hopefully one of them will work for you.

http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2010/06/red-white-blue-outfits-plus-skirt-with.html

http://thelongthread.com/?p=6417

http://3sonsplus1.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/transform-shorts-into-little-girls-wrap.html

http://bloomsnbugs.blogspot.ca/2012/05/pleated-skort-pattern-and-tutorial.html

Margaret Thatcher said...

Nicole just used to wear shorts under her skirts - still does in fact even though we have been back in Australia almost 13 years!