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A skort: is it a skirt or a short?

It has been a while since I last posted. First we went on holiday and when I came back I had a sewing dip. This time it lasted longer than normal and signing up for pattern tests is the perfect way for me to get back into sewing. So I signed up for three tests! The first test I did was the Kids’ Katie Skort from 5 out of 4 patterns*.

So what are skorts? In this case it refers to a skirt with shorts underneath. You can choose for two or three tiers. I choose three tiers as I prefer a bit longer skirts. In these skorts you cannot omit the shorts, as the skirt is attached to it in such a way that you need the shorts for the skirt.

I bought the double gauze fabric (hydrofiele stof) a long time ago when the kids were still small and this baby blue fabric would be perfect. However, nowadays I always thought what should I do with this fabric, I think the colour is too soft for our girls. Our eldest didn’t agree and since her favourite colour is blue, she loves the colour. She was just asking for a multilayered skirt when I finished the skorts. She has been wearing her two skorts in a row (I made two during testing, one with the golden dots and one with the black triangles. I used the leftovers for the shorts underneath). You need woven fabric for these skorts, which have a nice flow to it, so regular cotton is not the best choice. The double gauze turned out very nice and flowy.

I really like the way the elastic is sewed in this skirt. The elastic is hidden underneath the fabric so you have a nice finishing. Although the first time sewing the elastic I was really thinking what am I doing here. But it turned out very nice. Below you see that the fabric actually has lovely golden dots on it.

Fabric: Double gauze from Driessenstoffen
Pattern: Kids’ Katie Skort from 5 out of 4 patterns
Sizing: 0-3M – 14Y (also available for adults and in a bundle)
Options: two or tree tiers
Difficulty: Adventurous beginner

Items in 2022: 29
# Fabric this post: 19 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2022: bought 47 new fabric – used 47 fabric – 17 scrap pieces – 0 gifted fabric) – in total 47 in 47 out and 17 scraps
# Patterns in 2022: 9 in – 2 out

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same, it doesn’t cost you anything extra. Thank you for supporting my hobby and my fabric and pattern addictions.


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