Simplicity 3775

by Miss Virginia on January 21, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Introduction,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

Hello everyone! First post here on Sew Retro although I’ve been lurking a lot :) I love vintage and historical fashion and that’s most of what you’ll see on my blog.

I made this skirt last year; my friend lent me Simplicity 3775 (from 1951) and it sewed up quite well! Very easy and fun to do, one of those projects you just love doing :)

I got the navy fabric and the belt from the thrift store so this was a really cheap skirt to make; plus, being navy, it goes with a lot of my wardrobe and is a flattering design. You can read more about it here.

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Jessamyn January 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Great skirt – nicely made, and I love the waist detail!


Cara January 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Wow, this is gorgeous! Nice from your friend to lend you the pattern.


karen January 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

REALLY cute! Now make the jacket!


Sue January 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

lovely! the waistband detail is really cute.


Lauren January 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Absolutely darling!


Anni February 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Very cute! Loving the waist detail. :)


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