Was the skort really ever in style? I am not sure, but I've always been a fan. Never mind that it's a style that's generally relegated to small children, grannies, and high school gym teachers, I think it's a garment of pure genius. For those of us who have never really been comfortable in jeans (please don't tell me I'm the only one), the skort offers the practicality of pants and the femininity of the skirt at the same time! I made this Simplicity 5173 recently as a way to reacquaint myself with the sewing machine since it's been awhile.
I made the top in this picture several years ago from the BurdaStyle pattern Retro Top, which was created by member Zahra and is still available as a free download on their site. The scarf is my grandmother's.
Here's a closer look at the skort fabric. I got a couple of yards of it at a thrift store for a dollar. I think it's some sort of rayon/cotton blend.
I bought the pattern eight summers ago when I first moved to
Philadelphia and rode my bike everywhere I needed to go. I've used it
several times since then, usually in version C.
The underskort. I'll make such a good old person some day!