Flower power sheet to wraparound skirt

by AStitchingOdyssey on May 7, 2013 · 10 comments

in 1960s,1970s,Skirts

When I’ve posted on We Sew Retro before, it’s been about things I’ve made using a vintage pattern. Today though, it’s all about a 60s or 70s flower power sheet I came across a while back. It’s been sitting patiently in my stash waiting for the perfect pattern to come along and sweep it off its proverbial feet. Thank goodness  Tilly’s Miette Skirt came along, because these two were made for each other!

Despite being modern, Tilly’s pattern definitely has a retro vibe to it, especially if you choose your fabric wisely. Best of all, this pattern is an absolute breeze to make…not a zip or button in sight, just easy wraparound ties!

I particularly love how happy this skirt makes me feel and the bright yellow flowers are far enough away from my face not to wash me out.

I’ll leave you with a couple more photos, but there’s more information (as well as an important sewing lesson) over at my blog – A Stitching Odyssey.

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I accidentally got hooked on sewing in 2009 and now I'm obsessed with stacks of patterns and fabrics to work through. I'm particularly drawn to vintage patterns - mostly from the 1930s and 1940s, some 1950s and the occasional 1960s.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Lise Neely May 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Oh, this is just lovely! Perfect fabric for a fabulous pattern. Wear it in good health.


AStitchingOdyssey May 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Thank you Lisa, that’s really nice of you!


Denise Montague May 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm

This is fun and fabulous. I love wrap styles. I just might look into this pattern now. Thank you for sharing.


Marie May 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

You are very welcome and thank you!


mariebayarea May 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Your skirt is delightful. The floral print and color are so lovely. You look fantastic in this little number, and your sandals are an A+ too.


Marie May 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

Wow, thanks so much!!!


Lynda Slade May 9, 2013 at 2:30 am

This looks great! I love the fabric :-)


Marie May 9, 2013 at 5:29 am

Thanks Lynda!


The Sew Convert May 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

Love the fabric print, it makes such an adorable skirt! Your shoes are super cute too:)


BeaW May 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Yellow is such a great colour this season and seams to be everywhere. Beautiful skirt, the print is so fun.


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