Desperately Seeking…

by Archive from Blogger on December 31, 2010 · 3 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Option A w/o Big Ass Ruffle™
NOT Susan. Actually, I’m looking for a dropped waist full circle skirt pattern, either from a dress or just a skirt for my new spring frock. I’ve got this amazing border printed fabric that is printed in panels that are half circles (I’ve got 4 half circles). I’ve got this amazing “cotton stretch satin” to make the skirt yoke and skinny belt and the blouse (for which I’ve got a lovely pattern).
<———– See?

Floral Fantasy Frock Fabric

But I need something to figure out the bottom half. Because of the way the pattern runs and the need to stuff my big fat hips in it, I need a yoked skirt to make the most out of the fabric. I’m planning on making a crinoline poufer to go under it for max effect also. So what say you? Have you a favorite pattern for something like this? Will I have to self-draft? Because I’ve got nuthin’ in my stash that really springs to mind.

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A.J.A. December 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Just read your post and then a few minutes later saw this on eBay.

Is that like what you had in mind? It's only on for another half hour, but maybe someone else has it for sale.


daisydonut January 3, 2011 at 7:45 am

I have a skirt pattern which is a circle skirt on a yoke from the late 80's early 90's which you could see if you could find on one of the pattern sites. New Look 6111. I can email you a scan of the pattern envelope it that helps.


monkeysocks January 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

I had a look in my self drafting book How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns (by Lee Hollohan). and it seems relatively straightforward to modify a standard straight skirt pattern into a yoked full skirt pattern -I can send you some instructions if you like?


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