Yellow High-Waist Sailor Skirt and Rizzo Blouse

by So Zo on August 23, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Skirts

In case you are feeling a touch of deja vu, I must admit I’ve already shared this Floral Rizzo blouse on this site back in March. However, I have finally created a suitably kitschy-retro looking skirt which I feel brings out this blouse’s full potential.

The skirt was made from a decidedly un-vintage 1990′s high waist skirt pattern (McCall’s M5590) using some yellow canvas/twill that had been dwelling in my stash for over six months. I made the longer, more retro-y length and applied two rows of cream buttons which give the skirt a nautical feel not dissimilar to the sailor slacks by Tara Starlet. For more details on this skirt, check this post.

I would definitely call this outfit ‘retro’ rather than ‘vintage’ inspired, because I’m not sure how appropriate that vivid yellow shade is if attempting to accurately recreate 1950s styles. I could probably pass as an extra in the film ‘Cry Baby‘, for example! Anyhow, I’m loving my new outfit. I’m certainly not going to get lost in a crowd!

Happy (retro) sewing lovelies! Thanks so much for the continued inspiration.

Zoe xxx

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Evie August 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

I adore this whole outfit! I actually have that pattern but have never used it. This makes me want to pull it out and give it a go!


sati5000 August 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This whole outfit is darling, but I especially love the skirt. It looks great on you!


Deb August 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

LOVE the skirt!


Liannephoto August 24, 2012 at 8:08 am

Very nice work! I love that yellow and that blouse is fab!


EmSewCrazy August 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Very cute ensemble! I love that skirt pattern!


mariebayarea August 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

this outfit is so sunny and perfect for summer. well done!


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