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by Jenni on May 20, 2013 · 17 comments

in 1950s,Applique,Skirts

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.

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Ju-Ju Swagger May 20, 2013 at 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. :)

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 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!

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Starspangledheart May 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

This is awesome! :)

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:05 am

Thank you!

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Catherine Alekna May 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Wonderful! I love the Knights – are they appliqué?

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:06 am

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

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Lizzy May 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Very pretty skirt!!

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:07 am

Thanks!

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Shaysierae May 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This turned out absolutely adorable :) I love it!

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

Thank you! :)

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mariebayarea May 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Fun fun fun! Loving the skirt and shoes.

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

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

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Anonymous May 21, 2013 at 6:42 am

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

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

Aw, thank you!

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Nathalie May 21, 2013 at 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!

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Jenni May 22, 2013 at 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! ;)

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lunefantasy May 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

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

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