A Seriously Silly Wiggle Skirt!

by Elisalex on April 2, 2012 · 9 comments

in 1950s,1960s,Skirts,Vintage Sewing



So I’m feeling pretty smitten with my new skirt…

Yet another variation of my trusty McCall’s 5081 pencil skirt pattern, this baby was whipped up in just a couple of hours after I was practically smacked in the face by a flash of inspiration and an uncontrollable desire to own a fishtail frill wiggle skirt made from this sickeningly fabulous printed nylon I picked up in Walthamstow.

For some reason, the print and texture of this fabric reminds me of Carl Douglas’ Kung Fu Fighting… Which I’ve now had stuck in my head for three days…
For more images and details on the sheer wiggliness of this skirt, pop on over to my blog, Stitch Me Softly…



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss Crayola Creepy April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

The fit is flawless!


Camelia Crinoline April 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

It’s gorgeous. I love the fabic and the ruffle around the hem.


Miss Ava Kitten April 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

That is so cute, really adorable. You remind me of me in that I have a stash of fabric that everybody else thinks “What?” and I can see all sorts of amazing creations in my head. Bautifully made and beautiful fit.


Elisalex April 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

It’s all about the wacky fabrics! Classic cuts and crazy colours!! x


Shannon April 3, 2012 at 6:49 am

So flipping cute! I must try!


Kelly April 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

I love it!!!


Alexandra Wettstein April 3, 2012 at 7:26 am

that looks soo good on you, nice one ;)


Jade April 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

Love this. The fabric is wonderful and works great with the simple design of the skirt. And the skirt… It fits you perfect. Dynamite!


Lizzy April 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

WOW! You look great with that skirt!


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