Awhile back Elizabeth and I were talking and she mentioned that we should bring back the skort.
The very next day I decided that not only did I want to make a skort but I wanted to make a jumper skort and cut out this outfit for Gracie.
I used a 1970’s baby boy jumper pattern and then added in the skort and ties.
Because it was a boy’s pattern I went with some retro boy’s fabric and then added some vintage buttons.
But because it was an outfit for my little girl I still wanted it to be feminine. So I made the ties ginormous.
I was going for a 50’s diner meets tomboy mechanic kind of look. And whether or not I achieved it Grace was happy with the outcome.
As an after thought I took a few more photos to add to this post…I took them the other day outside the doctors office (a place we visit quite frequently now and days).
I’ve noticed that a lot of sewing blogs display photos of their work up close so readers can see how their clothing was constructed (when they don’t post a tutorial on the item). I don’t know if this is helpful or not but I’ll give it a whirl.
Here it goes:
Here you can see that I made the skirt a little longer than the jumper shorts. I did this because I didn’t want to see any shorts hanging out in the front.
You can see on the right hand side of this photo where the skirt and back tie are sewn right into the side seam of the jumper.
And because I do this to all her clothes, this photo shows where I stitched along both sides of the seams. I just like how it looks and on this outfit I used a mustard colored thread to make the stitching stand out and to tie the jumper into the colors of the skort.
So…there you have it. Random close up shots with a few accompanying tidbits of information. I’m not sure how helpful that actually was. Which means that this may be my first and last attempt at close up commentary.
Will there be a do it yourself skort tutorial in the future? Maybe. I think Elizabeth may even have some skorts lurking out there waiting to be posted.
Until then brace yourself for skort fever which is sure to come after everyone remembers just how totally awesome skorts actually are and everyone starts making them out of everything like pillowcases and burlap and lamp shades and…well, maybe not. So maybe skorts aren’t cool…again…yet…but at least Gracie likes hers. And that’s all that matters.