1930′s birdie skirt

by LadyD on December 31, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1930s,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

I decided upon a 1930′s style skirt (inspired of Sew Vera Venus post of many P’s). I started using the pencil skirt pattern I used last time from Gertie’s new book for better sewing but modified it slightly.

So I changed the front pattern peice so it was cut not on the fold & added seam allowance.

You can see my original alterations adding ease to the hips etc. I did cut a few millimeters more as I wanted room to dance.

The red line is how high the godets were originally going to be, but I decided to change them once I pin fitted the fabric.

I used to be afraid of putting in godets now I’ve found out how easy they are I’m not anymore. Only issue I have is hemming and getting the godet the right ‘level’.

So I just hung up the skirt and trimmed the excess of the godets.

Pretty pleased how it turned out. Although only thing is the fabric shows every little wrinkle.

For more pictures and info go to my blog

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I've always hand sewn but never created garments until recently. I love the retro/vintage style. Its so much more stylish and flattering than modern stuff. For my dancing escapades and folk music http://thelearningtoclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/ For sewing, craft and general blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/

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twotoast December 31, 2012 at 1:47 am

Lovely! I like skirts with a bit of ‘flip’ to the hems so I am off to your blog to see if are sharing your godet inserting tips . . . . !


LadyD December 31, 2012 at 6:52 am

thanks :)


Dellis December 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Lovely skirt with those flirty godets, which I love… and the shoes, too! Wish I could find them around here. Thanks for sharing – Happy New Year!


LadyD January 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Thank you. :)

I got them from BHS. (Black Leather tlc Wide Fit Lace Up Shoe)
looks like they’ve gone down in price since I bought them too.


Jeanne January 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

Very nice! Love your shoes too, will check out BHS.


LadyD January 3, 2013 at 5:26 am

Thank you :) So glad you like it.


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