Polkadot High Waist Skirt

by LadyD

in Vintage Sewing

Yes…it’s back the simplicity 4404 skirt pattern. But this time I’m actually going to make it stay high waisted by making the waist considerably smaller.

I’m loving the trend amongst the blogs I read for polkadot items.

I picked out a olive green fabric with white polkadot.

Combining it with black piping.

I have gone a little piping mad…it just looks so much better than just plain old bias binding.


 I may have slightly made an error with the waist facing.I forgot to leave a gap for  the zip opening….and didn’t sew up the centre point (that’ll teach me to think – I don’t need to read instructions…I’ve done this before). But with the addition of piping the it turned out my*wrong* was actually *right* in order to get it to sit right at the point. And for reference this skirt is entirely handsewn….ouchy fingers from having to sew through so many layers.

Not sure about how much additional decoration to do. I decided rather than pre making the piping and sewing it on the hem. I’ve done a little cheat to make it look like piping even though its just a bias bound hem.

I have already worn the skirt twice. Its comfy and is not too vintage to look like a ‘costume. It actually has had quite a few compliments.

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I've always hand sewn but never created garments until recently. I love the retro/vintage style. Its so much more stylish and flattering than modern stuff. For my dancing escapades and folk music http://thelearningtoclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/ For sewing, craft and general blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/

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empireroom May 28, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Oh my gosh, I made almost the exact same skirt, fabric & style, for one of the chorus girls in my March production of 42nd Street.

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LadyD May 29, 2012 at 3:03 am

Great minds think alike. :)

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