I’ve done a fair amount of pattern trying out the last couple of years and I’m telling you that nobody holds a candle to Liesl Gibson of Oliver and S. I’m pretty much to the point in my sewing life that if I’m going to “splurge” on a boutique pattern it’s going to one of hers. The directions are amazing, but even more I feel like I’ve become such a better seamstress because of how she writes and designs a garment.
On that note, when I saw a pattern for a skort, I was sold. My chick pretty much demands to wear skirts and we pretty much demand she has on shorts of some sort under then. A skirt with built in shorts is a peacemaker in this house!
Version one is Aneela Hoey’s Little Apple’s fabric that I got on my recent treck to Nashville.
Version two is Aneela Hoey’s A Walk in the Woods line. Again, something I splurged on in Nashville.
Honestly, this pattern came together rather easily. It has 2 scissors for difficulty, but if you have been sewing for even for just a little while this would be a great pattern to try and stretch yourself with.
The most exciting part of this pattern for me was flipping the whole thing back over and seeing the shorts all perfectly in place. A huge sigh of relief and pat on the back and it made my Saturday for sure.
The pattern comes with an adorable top to make, but I opted to go the cheater route and just applique some fabric scraps onto some tees we had hanging around.
Overall, I’m beyond excited and love this pattern. I see many more of these in our future!