Enid Gilchrist pleated skirt, circa 1957

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Hey Retro-Lovers!

I recently got a couple of Enid Gilchrist pattern books off Ebay, god that woman makes it look so easy…

Her pattern books basically show you how to draft a sloper, and then alter it in a million different ways to make a variety of dresses/outfits…
So here’s my version of her ‘Skirts which Flatter the Figure’ pattern (and a copy for you!)


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When I make this skirt again, i’d interface the waistband before attaching, and make the waist band a fraction shorter. Otherwise, I love it!
As always, lots of random stuff on my blog

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Beckers May 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Love this skirt, its so cute! Love the fabric also!

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styleforlife May 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm

LOVE!!! I so want to sew. I need to take a class like now. :-)
xxx Emily of EL Vintage

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thevintagetraveler May 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Cute. That is fantastic fabric!

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parismegs May 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

Great skirt and fabric choice!

Also, thanks for the pattern too, that is very generous of you :-)

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VeraVenus May 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I love your fabric, what a great looking skirt!

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Linda May 22, 2011 at 2:41 am

This Enid skirt pattern is so cool. I have used it with an Enid bodice to make a dress … it was really easy to make and feels great to wear :)
Your skirt looks awesome!

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