Cherries and circle skirts

by Ginny on September 3, 2012 · 8 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

Two pieces I recently finished up. The blouse is from a late ’50s “The People” mail order pattern. I love this style of yoke and had been after a pattern like this for some time: this one has the bonus of coming with a basic 3/4 sleeve button-down blouse too. The fabric is hacked from a dress I picked up in the sales that was far too short for my tastes as it was, with plain polycotton for the yokes.

The skirt is a self-drafted circle skirt, cut in four gores, with deep pockets added for practicality. Made of plain black cotton, and fastens at the back with a zip and a fancy button . A perfect wardrobe staple.

Close-up of fabric detail. Fruit!


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Katherine September 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

Cherries for the win! :D

I’ve never seen one of those People patterns before – is it British or Australian?


Ginny September 3, 2012 at 10:58 am

British- The People is a tabloid newspaper here. As far as I can tell they started doing the mail order pattern service in the late 50s or early 60s, through into the 70s. I haven’t seen any later than that though.


Erin September 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

I love this look! Totally adorable!


Jessamyn September 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

So great! The red yoke really adds focus and zing to that fabulous cherry fabric!


lunefantasy September 4, 2012 at 2:09 am

You look delicious !!!!


Evis September 4, 2012 at 2:17 am

Very pretty.


Camelia Crinoline September 4, 2012 at 2:38 am

It looks fabulous. I love the fabric, and I love your boots too.


EmSewCrazy September 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Wow! Two beautiful pieces! The shirt is super cute! Love that fabric. I want your black skirt! Looks like an awesome go to piece!


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