Polka dot one seam skirt

by Handmade Jane on October 10, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1950s,Skirts

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

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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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EmSewCrazy October 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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


Kate S October 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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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