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Maudella 1223, vintage button wrap skirt

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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{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Isis March 20, 2012, 7:15 am

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

  • Salma March 20, 2012, 9:21 am

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

    • ooobop March 20, 2012, 6:34 pm

      Thanks Salma. Glad you think so πŸ™‚

  • puu March 20, 2012, 9:38 am

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

    • ooobop March 20, 2012, 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much Puu. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle March 20, 2012, 9:38 am

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

    • ooobop March 20, 2012, 6:35 pm

      Thanks Michelle. I loved making it πŸ™‚

  • Katherine March 20, 2012, 10:00 am

    Love the styling – those are some serious gloves! πŸ˜€

    • ooobop March 20, 2012, 6:36 pm

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

  • Lizzy March 20, 2012, 11:29 am

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

  • Starspangledheart March 20, 2012, 11:31 am

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

    • ooobop March 20, 2012, 6:36 pm

      Thank you Starspangledheart πŸ™‚

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

    That is awesome!! Absolutely love it!

  • Debra March 22, 2012, 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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