Belize Skort

What a successful make this has been! I have pretty much lived in this skort since the moment I finished it.

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This is the freshly-released Belize Shorts and Skort pattern from Itch to Stitch, View D. It was one of those patterns I bought as soon as I saw it and got started sewing the very next day.

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The fabric is Cotton and Steel’s Mustang Arrows by Melody Miller. You can’t tell from the photos but the dots are metallic gold. (Squeeee!) I originally bought it as part of a sewing kit from Craftsy to make the Green Bee Amelia dress (sorry, it’s sold out now), but I put it off for a long time because even though Amelia is the perfect dress to show off these arrows on the bias, I kinda knew that the silhouette really isn’t my bag. Despite the extraordinary popularity of fit-and-flare dresses in the sewing community, they’re just not my style.

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I find this so easy to wear…the comfort of shorts but with a bit of extra flair, so I don’t feel quite so dressed-down as I would if I were wearing just shorts.

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I cut and sewed a size 0, and made a couple of modifications. I cut the two front pieces on the bias so I could have the arrows going diagonally, parallel to the bottom front hems. I shortened the length of the shorts so that from the front you don’t really see them. I also had to take it in around the waist a little before attaching the waistband. I find the elastic waistband has a tendency to roll inside the casing, so I sewed a horizontal line up the back to help keep it in place. Shannon of Adventures of a Young Seamstress was a tester for this pattern and sewed three horizontal lines of stitching into the elastic waistband to keep it in place. I may do the same. You can see Shannon’s cute Belize shorts here.

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And here’s me doing some kind of chicken dance in my front yard….you know, as one does. 😀

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11 thoughts on “Belize Skort

  1. That fabric is awesome! I went down a rabbithole of really wanting these shorts a while back… and then realised they hadn’t actually been released yet! By time they were, my urge for shorts was over… but I’ll keep the pattern in mind for next summer! 😉

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  2. Love your version! I’ve just fished my 4th pair today and wore them for golf. I now don’t know how I managed with the Belize pattern in my life!
    The bias cut really show cases your fabric, think I’ll have to rummage in my stash and hunt out some stripes for pair no 5! 😃

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    • Wow, you have been BUSY! lol. I could see myself making multiples of this, too…I just love it. Your black and white version is fantastic! View E makes for a great golf or tennis skirt.

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  3. So cute! I have some of this fabric, but I used it in a (unfinished) quilt so I can’t straight up copy you like I would like! A skort is a great idea in general that I might try, though, since I wear shorts every day of my life. Really great job!

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