Polka dot one seam skirt

This neat little skirt is made using Simplicity 3983 from 1952 and is a quick, easy make, having only one seam up the back!

I made mine in red polka dot corduroy and shortened it by a massive eight inches to give it a more modern look. The polka dots are quite subtle though and it can safely be teamed up with other prints (such as gingham!) without clashing too much. There are some nice vintage touches to the pattern, such as adding Petersham ribbon to the inside of the waistband – which I tried and liked a lot! The hip pockets are a pretty detail too and I’ll definitely be adding buttons to my next version as per version two.

I love the fit of it and can see myself coming back to this pattern again and again. More photos and construction details can be found on my blog Handmade Jane. x

• Meet the Author • Handmade Jane


I've been sewing for two years and am now at the stage where I make most of my own clothes. I love vintage style, vintage fabric and, most importantly, vintage sewing patterns! I'm influenced by most styles from the late 1930's to the early 1960's but if I had to choose the decade that most captures my imagination, it would have to be the 1940's. Looking forward to sharing more of my finished garments with you. x


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  • I really like it! Love the pocket feature! Looks like you got a great new wardrobe staple!

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  • Wow what a cute little skirt you have there! I love the shape and the polka dots, suits the original 1950’s scheme. Do you know if this pattern has ever been reprinted? I would love to have a go at making it…

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