What are skortings, you ask? They're something that was designed for monkey bar loving girls who spend half their playground time upside down. Skirt + built-in shorts + leggings length = skortings. Yeah, I totally made that up. But they're perfect for my girly girl who likes to monkey around. These are from Ottobre Design, the Summer 3/2011 issue, pattern 20.
(Always well-accessorized, isn't she?)
I wish I'd photographed them with the skirt flipped up. I think this is the best stripe matching I've ever done. It's perfect. Truly. But you'll have to take my word for it.
Another shot, because she's so pretty in pink.
The leggings fabric is very stretchy. I have no idea what it's made of, but it's got four-way stretch. Knowing that, and having studied photos of finished skortings, I took in the width of the lower part of the legs just a bit. Worked out great.
You see that red and blue blur in the background? That's Superman. And this is Superman flying:
Sometimes the background of a photo is better than the foreground, don't you think?