It's 101 degrees and I'm wearing a skort


I haven't worn a skort since Apollo astronauts were walking on the moon and the Jackson 5 was singing "ABC". So this is one giant step without regard for fashion. Bystanders should put on their dark glasses due to glare from my very white legs.

The National Weather Service claims we have an average of eighteen days a year over one hundred degrees. In 2011 we had seventy-one days, and that summer is still burned on our memories.

This is a spork.
Skorts should not be confused with sporks, nor Skooter with Skipper. We won't discuss Ricky at this juncture.

Thank heaven I am not climbing on a jungle gym or sliding down a metal slippery slide today! That would sure fry my glaring legs! And what is a juncture?

Checked my shoebox of vintage sewing patterns, but didn't find the skort/skooter/pantskirt/culotte* pattern I remembered. But, of course, you can find everything on Etsy:

Butterick 5488

Butterick 4945

McCall's 8960

Simplicity 8418


Barbie had jodhpurs, but Ricky didn't.
 noun \ˈjəŋ(k)-chər\ 

a point of  time; especially : one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances

 noun \ˈjäd-(ˌ)pər\  plural : riding breeches cut full through the hips and close-fitting from knee to ankle

*Culotte and culottes mean the same thing.

Skooter is cuter.
But Skipper has long hair.

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

Thanks for clarifying everything. I am so glad you are not wearing a spork.

(Have you seen the youtube video "It's Not About the Nail"?)

Collagemama said...

Kathleen--Watched the video. So true!

Kim said...

Kathleen and I wore blue culottes with blue boleros over white blouses in Junior High Girl's Ensemble. I don't know if there are any photos to prove this fact, however.
I hope not.

Collagemama said...

The only thing worse than culottes is itchy wool culottes!