Sewing, cards, crochet, cross stitch, and other crafty randomness. An Irish girl on the other side of the world.
A few quick and oh so satisfying makes with cotton yarn. I followed the Greedy for Colour Christmas Bauble tutorial at the start and then kind of winged it at the end. I also added a few beads for an extra dimension.
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…