My finished Itch to Stitch Belize skort in blue linen from Fabric a brac (Desiree was the seller) and pockets lined in cotton lawn.
I am so impressed I soldiered on and finally finished these! If you haven't read my epic journey to this point (save yourself!), it involved one skort muslin (4 sizes too large), one short muslin (2 sizes too large), one short muslin (sized correctly for me rather than from measurements but too large in the seat), and one finished shorts (hurray).
Of course, now that these are finished I'm not sure if they quite suit me. I've worn them once - out for a walk up a hill side on a very hot sunny day - and they were comfortable but in my head, they're really suited as cycle wear and I haven't been doing a lot of that. (except for renting an ebike with my brother over Christmas and going for a spin!)
In terms of the pattern. The sizing really didn't work for me. I followed the measurements of my waist first (4 sizes up) then my hi…
I've been very taken with the Itch to Stitch Belize Skort. I quite fancy the idea of a skirt with a pair of built in short. Possibly stemming from my days of cycling to school with my bottle green pinafore school uniform and trying to keep the cycle somewhat PG 13.
So version 1 was a muslin using wine fabric from stash (purchased way back in the early days of my sewing to upholester a couch but I moved first! Its not upholestry fabric). I made a rough version using my largest measurement (waist) which worked out as size 20.
The pattern is beautifully drafted and has some really lovely features - like the mitred corners on the inside of the skirt front.
Not very well mitred above ast was my test case and I couldn't really figure how all the pieces went together. But so impressed with the different pattern pieces and how neatly finished the garment is.
The Belize shorts part of the skort is only really visible at the sides where the skirt curves up. The back pattern p…