Time to Re-Think that Stash of Dress Patterns!

by Laura Mae

in 1940s,Skirts

In keeping with my resolution to make more separates for myself this year, here is one of my recent projects.

The pattern is a 1945 reproduction from Eva Dress.  The original pattern is for a fantastic dress, which I have made twice!   It turns out, this dress makes a lovely little skirt (at least I think so).

Time to re-think all of those dress patterns – they really make excellent skirts!  Just add a waistband and you are ready to go!

More pictures and information about the altered construction of my new skirt may be found over at Lilacs & Lace.

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I adore sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

evergreen March 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

Your peplum skirt looks great–interesting idea! (I like the blouse too!)


Jade March 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Love it!!!!


Jade March 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Love it!!! Absolutely stunning.


Miss Ava Kitten April 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

Absolutely everything you make is truly beautiful. Not in a stalkerish way but I want to be you! Love seeing what you do next; again, always beautiful.


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