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simplicity 2312: classic 1930s bias-cut skirt

December 20, 2011

day two of my end-of-the-year UFO parade.

Pattern Description:
Simplicity 2312; ca. 1930s; Misses’ and Women’s Blouse and Skirt. The blouse has a built-up neckline, turned back to form revers and gathers below the shoulder yoke. The sleeves may be long or short and the optional peplum may be in either of two lengths. The bias-cut skirt is circular and may be made in street or evening length.

Pattern Sizing:
sz 12/34B

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
bias-cut skirt.  the end.  the bows on the blouse are pretty cute, too, but i haven’t gone there yet.  the whole concept as drawn on the envelope was very appealing, and i fell hard.

Fabric Used:
i think it was wool sateen from paron annex, NYC
crepe-de-chine lining from mood fabrics, NYC

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
i shortened it, but not even that much.  when i first started making the skirt, i didn’t know how i would put pleats or other design interest in the hem, so it is a straight hem skirt just at the knee.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
it’s a classic 30s look that is super-wearable today.  i will make it again, and i am sure others will too.  also, i find the higher waist of the vintage pattern both more comfortable and more flattering than a modern skirt.

Conclusion:
great pattern, great look.

also, full story of the 9+ months this simple beauty spent UFO:  puu’s door of time

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