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Polka dot one seam skirt

October 10, 2012

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.┬áThere 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

  1. 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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