Reversible Half-Circle Skirt with Exposed Zipper.

by Inkdork on May 31, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Bags / Purses,Skirts

About a week ago I had this crazy idea. What if I made another half-circle skirt, but I made it fully reversible? Little did I know that it wouldn’t be as easy as I first thought when it popped into my head, but I made it work, and I think its pretty fab! I ended up having to use a separating zipper made for a coat, which was a challenge finding one the right color and length, but after that it was pretty smooth sailing!

The lighter fabric is not white- its actually a very pale pink with a tiny and delicate floral vines pattern all over it. The darker one, which I’m pretty sure you can see, its just pink scallops. I drafted the pattern myself, using the measurements kicked out by this awesome circle skirt calculator. My inspiration for this skirt is the one pictured here in this post from a week or two ago.

I look a fright, but I'm not one for wearing make-up when I'm just sitting home all day!

I was able to use up two fabrics I had a ton of in my stash that I had no idea what to do with (I originally intended a summer top but it never happened and I had accidentally ordered double the yardage I needed). I also made a matching (also fully reversible) purse to go with it. The purse is my own pattern design- its not vintage or even vintage inspired, but it goes with the skirt that is! LOL

I also made the button down shirt I am wearing in both photos a few weeks ago out of some other fabric I didn’t know what to do with. I’m really trying to pare down my stash this summer, both of fabrics and patterns, and have a lot of patterns listed for sale in my shop, mostly vintage.

You can see more about this fabulous skirt on my blog here.

 

 

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I am a mostly self-taught sewer in Lancaster, CA, with an interest in 40's and 50's fashions, as well as some 80's looks. I also do graphic design and WordPress set-ups and customization.

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EmSewCrazy June 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

Sounds like a fun idea! Glad you had success and used up all that fabric!

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Gail June 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

What an interesting zipper idea !!! Must make the skirt easy to take on and off.

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Inkdork June 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Thank you both! It was a crazy idea but I got so lucky with it!

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