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Pattern Review: Jessilous Patterns Sunrise Skort

Threads #225, Spring 2024

Cute and Versatile Skort


Skill Level:

This design is for sewists with some experience, due to the invisible zipper insertion, and the facing and lining construction.

Size Range and Fitting:

Size 0 to 34 for waists 24 inches to 54 inches and hips 34 inches to 65 inches. It is drafted for a 5-foot, 5-inch-tall person. There is about 1 ⁄ 4-inch to 1 ⁄ 3-inch of ease at the waist and 2 inches of ease at the hip. The shorts have a 3-1 ⁄ 4-inch inseam.


Ideal for linen, chambray, or other light- to midweight materials. Be mindful of fabric volume as there are several layers, linings, facings, and pockets.

Style and Sewing Details:

This design comprises a pair of shorts and a lined skirt overlay to add to the front or front and back. The shorts have front and back waist darts, side-seam pockets, a faced waistline, and an invisible center-front zipper closure. The overlay closes on the left side with a button or ties.

•  This is a well-thought-out design with in-depth, easy-to-follow instructions that include how to adjust the skort’s length and rise. Throughout the instructions there are links to detailed sewing video tutorials and some notions.

• A buttonhole placement marking on the pattern and a yardage layout for visual learners would be helpful additions.

• The printing guide offers advice on printing efficiently at home, working with layered patterns, and how to project the pattern.

• The finished garment measurements are given and were accurate for the size 2 tested.

• Notches and match points align, however the pocket bag has no notches. Instructions indicate to line it up with the first notch on the side seam, 2 inches below the waistline.

• The dart tops are cut straight across, causing the dart value to dip below the waistline edge when the dart is sewn and pressed to one…


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