Some of you all know I love to design items for my little ones. Well Emily asked me a few weeks ago to design her a pleated skort. I have had so much fun the past week working on this fun little skort. I drafted out the pattern and have stitched up three so far. The one above is Elisabeth's.
I know that because hers have pink gingham shorts underneath.
Emily's have red gingham shorts underneath.
This blue print one is my actual prototype. I love this fabric but when I ordered it several years back it arrived with major sun faded spots all over it.....I guess from where it was sitting in the shop window for awhile. Now I just use it for prototypes when I design.
And here are the shorts underneath the skirt. I have drafted the pattern out in many sizes and am working to hopefully publish the pattern eventually. If all goes well I may ask for volunteer testers down the road. The skort actually goes together very quickly and with no placket or zipper......just elastic in the back waistband.
My girls love their skorts and have worn them many times just since last week. Currently I am designing a shirt to match for both girls....but a different design for each girl. When I get those finished I'll take pictures of the girls with their outfits on. What do you think? The pattern could be made just as a skirt or with the shorts added to create the skort. There truly are a lot of options for making them and embellishing them. I am going to make up a few more samples while all the details get ironed out.