Maudella 1223, vintage button wrap skirt

by ooobop

in 1960s,Buttons,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

maudella 1223 pattern

button detail

side view

skirt front viewOne of the quickest skirts ever, if you don’t include hand sewing the buttons on! I think the pattern is 1960s, cant find a date as usual but I think its absolutely timeless in any case. I have had this on my project list for quite some time. Dont know what I was waiting for really. It came together in just an evening. I used cotton sateen which has a little bit of stretch so its really comfy but I didn’t line it which was a huge mistake as it sticks to my tights as I walk! Was going to unpick waisband and line at a later date but the general concensus seems to be ‘get a slip’!
I pondered with making size adjustments at the start as I thought it might be a little big around the hips but to be honest, the button placement solves the issue of an inch or two!
I like how this skirt can be dressed for work or play and I’m sure I won’t stop at just the one!
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Isis March 20, 2012 at 7:15 am

Wow! The gloves really make the look! Very nice!

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Thanks Isis:-)

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Salma March 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Goodness it’s gorgeous! A button up wrap skirt is a brilliant idea!

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thanks Salma. Glad you think so :-)

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puu March 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

not sure which is better, that hot skirt or your fabulous accessorizing. love it all!

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thank you so much Puu. :-)

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Michelle March 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

Those buttons definitely give this skirt some pizzazz! Beautiful project.

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Thanks Michelle. I loved making it :-)

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Katherine March 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

Love the styling – those are some serious gloves! :D

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks Katherine. I think subconciously the gloves were the inspiration for the skirt… kind of the wrong way round!

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Lizzy March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

Wow! great skirt, the buttons make the difference, and your gloves are so pretty!

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks Lizzy :-)

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Starspangledheart March 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

Love it! With the gloves, it’s perfection.

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ooobop March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thank you Starspangledheart :-)

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ShanniLoves... March 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

That is awesome!! Absolutely love it!

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Debra March 22, 2012 at 12:03 am

I LOVE this skirt! Just as much as I loved the Rizzo blouse.
Now I need to dust off the sewing machine and dig through the pile of fabric. First thing I need to do is learn how to sew…haven’t sewed anything for a very long time, but I keep buying beautiful fabric. Where should I start? 40′s, 50′s, or 60′s?

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