Simplicity 3791

by Archive from Blogger on June 1, 2011 · 10 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hey Peeps! I’m back again today, as promised, to show you another skirt I finished up this past weekend.

I used a 1950′s Simplicity 3791 dress pattern as a base for this skirt and made a simple rectangle waistband. I also didn’t really care for the straight hem below the row of scallops in the original pattern so I used the same scallop facing from the dress to design my own white scalloped border. I top stitched the white scallops to the pink line of scallops in order to create this tiered effect.

Here’s the original dress pattern:

This weather we’re having has really gotten me longing for fun, summery skirts. Can you tell?! I feel like I should be eating some ice cream or holding a sucker every time I wear this skirt. heh

If you want to see more, I have some additional images on my blog zilredloh and I’ve also included a bit more detail about the construction there as well.

Have a nice Wednesday everyone! :)

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Katherine @ ZipZapKap June 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Love love love love love! The color is gorgeous : )


ThriftySands June 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

OMG! That's one BEAUTIFUL skirt! Love it. ♥♥♥


zilredloh June 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks ladies!


Vintage Gams June 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Beautiful job on the scallops! Yes, I think an ice cream cone is in order with this skirt.


Lauren R June 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I have this pattern too and made the full dress but it didn't come out nearly as awesome as your skirt! Love the colors you chose. It's really charming :-)


JMay June 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

That skirt is amazing! This blog is so cute :-)


the fabled needle (jen) June 2, 2011 at 12:14 am

Wow!!! I LOVE it! The color is gorgeous too.


Nathalie June 2, 2011 at 6:14 am

What a fantastic idea. I also have that pattern but much too small and I never thought I'd use it. Will now have to reconsider as what you did here looks amazing!


tammyO. June 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm

fabulous! scallops are so difficult. love, love, love the color.


zilredloh June 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks you guys for all of your glowing comments. :)

@Nathalie: Since this dress has such a full-gathered skirt, all you would need to do would be to create a basic rectangle waistband to fit your measurements. Feel free to email me if you have any construction questions.


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