Random Retro Skirt

by LadyD on May 7, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1950s

Are you sitting comfortably….then I’ll begin this story of sucess from the brink of disaster.

Firstly I was planning using a bodice and skirt pattern to make ’50′s’ dress.

But after compleating the bodice and cutting the skirt out I realized there was imperfections in the fabric right on the front of the skirt. DISASTER! I’d have to scrap the skirt and wait till I could get some more fabric.

Or so I thought….

Thinking on my feet I put elastic into the waistband and a pocket to cover the imperfection.

I also did some embroidery on the pocket. I can wear it with a underskirt to give the skirt volume and it will be perfect for a retro dance.

More info on my blog.

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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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Time and again May 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

The pocket idea is a great save!


LadyD May 8, 2012 at 3:07 am

Thank you. :)
Just got to remember not to put any small change in the pocket. lol


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