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Hello, We Sew Retro-ers!  I just finished a project and I am so happy with how it turned out that I decided to share it here!

Higgins Armory knights skirt

I made this skirt for a special event held at the Higgins Armory museum in Worcester, MA. I used McCall’s #1851, which has been in my collection for a while but honestly, I never had any intention of making it up. . . Until I found occasion to visit a museum that contains nothing but armour and swords!

McCall's 1851

Higgins Armory knights skirt

More pictures and info can be seen on my blog.

About the author: I’m Jenni of Historically Dressed (www.historicallydressed.com). . . I love sewing 18th-20th century clothing!

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  • Ju-Ju Swagger May 20, 2013, 2:36 pm

    WOW! You ain’t kidding, that turned out fantastic! Did you use a horse hair braid on the hem to give it volume or are you wearing a petticoat? Super cute! Love your blog btw. 🙂

    • Jenni May 22, 2013, 7:05 am

      Thank you! I’m wearing a tulle petticoat underneath, and there is no horse hair braid; just a nice deep hem which helps everything hang nicely. 🙂 Thanks again!

  • Starspangledheart May 20, 2013, 2:47 pm

    This is awesome! 🙂

  • Catherine Alekna May 20, 2013, 5:56 pm

    Wonderful! I love the Knights – are they appliqué?

    • Jenni May 22, 2013, 7:06 am

      Thanks! Yes, they are; I sewed sequins and beads on felt pieces, then appliquéd the felt pieces to the skirt. 🙂

  • Lizzy May 20, 2013, 6:35 pm

    Very pretty skirt!!

  • Shaysierae May 20, 2013, 9:25 pm

    This turned out absolutely adorable 🙂 I love it!

  • mariebayarea May 20, 2013, 10:46 pm

    Fun fun fun! Loving the skirt and shoes.

    • Jenni May 22, 2013, 7:08 am

      Thank you! I was excited to find a reason to wear royal blue suede shoes, LOL! 😉

  • Anonymous May 21, 2013, 6:42 am

    This is absolutely fabulous, you are a very talented lady!

  • Nathalie May 21, 2013, 1:18 pm

    I have this pattern in my stash but haven’t had the courage to make it yet.
    You however not only have but have also done an amazing job. I am seriously in awe of your knights and horses!

    • Jenni May 22, 2013, 7:11 am

      That’s awesome that you have this pattern too! The skirt itself is super easy but you just have to be willing to spend a long time messing around with sequins. . . I re-watched a lot of Big Bang Theory past seasons, LOL! 😉

  • lunefantasy May 30, 2013, 9:04 pm

    Such a lot of works but the results are beautiful !!!

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