Plaid Pencil Skirt

by Starspangledheart on November 19, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

The 50s were a great time to be a curvy gal and nothing shows of curves like a great pencil skirt.


I used McCall’s 5121 for this great 50s pencil skirt. I also made this blouse from a 50s style pattern in Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. Bow!

I used a black button on the waist for a cute retro detail.

I love the kick pleat in the back. It’s so fun!

Pencil skirts are such a great basic! I can see myself making this pattern again and again! It’s just 3 pieces and takes only one yard of fabric. More pictures and construction details on my blog.

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I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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Bri November 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Your pencil skirt looks fabulous, and yes such a classic and perfect for every wardrobe!


Ange November 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

Such a great style, I’m quite inspired!

By the way I have enjoyed reading your blog, however I cannot make any comments, as I do not fit any of the profiles that I must choose from :(

I’m having a Mad Men inspired party and have enjoyed your cocktail party dress and recipe posts, just what I’m thinking about at the moment too…. I might actually have to join you in your 1950s cocktail party month!


Starspangledheart November 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

Sorry to hear that you couldn’t comment. I’ll take a look at my comment settings and see if I can find a way for you to post!


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