Red Cotton Sateen - Shorts or Skirt?1:20 PM
Readers, I'd like your opinion. I'm working on my spring/summer queue and recalled a piece of red cotton sateen left over from this dress. I have roughly a yard in my stash and the fabric is very comfortable and breathable so, I'd like to make a summer separate from it. The question is, should I make shorts or a skirt?
If I choose shorts, I can use McCall 5391 (view B, sans tabs) for a classic fly-front option, similar to the one pictured below. Or, New Look 6100 (view A) is a "cleaner" option with a side-zipper closure. I'd likely add welt pockets to the back of either.
If I decide to make a skirt, the a-line skirt pattern (6106, view B) New Look posted this morning on Facebook could look cute in red. Or, I always have my tnt, Simplicity 2451 (view D).
A skirt, on the other hand, I could whip up in no time and with minimal fit worries. I am concerned though, that the sateen/skirt combo would be too dressy to wear with a tee or polo and flats. Sateen skirts are also, seemingly, not in fashion, as I couldn't find any pictures of ready-to-wear options to show as an example. I'm no slave to trends but, would a bold color + sheen + out of style draw too much attention?
You see how I over-think everything? :-P I need help! Please, feel free to offer any opinions you may have below. I'd sincerely appreciate your input! Thanks!!
Happy Wednesday! x