Yarrr Pirates!

by Bex on January 30, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Mildly Insane Photo,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

There’s nothing better than finding vintage (or looks-like-vintage) fabric at an op-shop!


This pirate border print begged to be turned into a 1950s dirndl skirt (basic dirndl instructions are on my blog here). It’s a beauty, a 5 meter length with pirates, parrots, ships and treasure.

Arn’t dirndl’s just the most easiest skirts to sew? I’m about to teach a sewing classs and am getting everyone to sew a one.


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A vintage obsessed, rockabilly queer-Femme living in Sydney Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes.

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Bea W January 30, 2013 at 3:44 am

Amazing!! And yes everyone should have at least one dirndl skirt. Teach them ladies!!! Good choice for a first project.


LadyD January 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

dirndl skirts are my fave to sew…although I pleat rather than gather. Nothing like crisp pleats.


Jessamyn January 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

That is hilarious, and somehow you manage to pull it off as not as costumey as I would have thought if I were just looking at the bolt of fabric. You wear it well!


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