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Message Board > Plus Size Sewing > Skort pattern for plus sizes? ( Moderated by JEF)

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Skort pattern for plus sizes?
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Stephanie C.
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Date: 6/2/07 5:47 PM

I've checked the Big 4, plus Burda and Kwik Sew, but there are no current skort patterns for a plus sized figure. Any other ideas? Or maybe an OOP pattern lead I can pursue? Thanks.

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Date: 6/2/07 11:18 PM

Have you tried petite plus patterns? I've made their skort. I think it needs a more flowy fabric than I used. Here a pic from the website.

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Date: 6/2/07 11:29 PM

Never even heard of this pattern line, but that's what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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Date: 6/3/07 9:53 AM

These aren't specifically "plus", but here are a couple that sneak into the lower plus range:

Kwik Sew 3341 goes up to an XL, 47" hip.



Butterick has these currently available in the out of print section:

4460 (sizes 16-18-20 still available)


4192 (sizes 18-20-22 still available)


and one of my favorites was Butterick 5488, which came in sizes 6-22. You can still find it on ebay and other disc. pattern
places fairly easy! It was in the catalog through last fall at least.


What i've done is use the 5488 short part of the pattern, and the instructions for completing the skort, to make skorts out of other "skirt" patterns. Once you have the shorts fitted & understand how to construct them under the skirt, you've got unlimited skort possibilities! So even if you find a skort pattern in the wrong size, you might buy it just for the instructions. You probably already have a pant/short pattern fitted that you could use for the "under" part, and a skirt pattern for the "over" part.

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Date: 6/3/07 10:36 AM

Stephanie, I'm glad you asked about this! My plus size sister has some really cute skorts that she wears all the time. They look nicer than shorts, and you don't have to worry about the shorts creeping up on you. (They still creep, but no one sees them.) I think she got hers at Target, but I've been thinking about making some for me. I have an OOP Kwik Sew 2944 but the shorts underneath are really short, more like panties. I've been thinking of using the instructions to figure out how to put the two layers together and substituting other shorts, just like Angie suggested.

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Date: 6/3/07 2:40 PM

If you're going to try to figure out how to make a skort from a regular skirt pattern and a regular short pattern, you could always buy a child's skort pattern when it's on sale (they have tons) for $.99 and then just use those instructions and the pattern shapes to help you figure out how to convert your patterns appropriately.

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