Yarrr Pirates!

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.


• Meet the Author • Bex

A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.

3 comments… add one

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

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

  • 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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