1950s | Applique | Skirts


May 20, 2013

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.

  1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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!

  2. 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!

    1. 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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