Smplicity Skirt 1952

by vintagebrookise on October 19, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Introduction,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

Hello vintage lovers,

This is my first post here on We Sew Retro. I have been a big fan of this blog for a while now, and have just finally gotten the motivation to start posting some of the items I have made.

I have wanted a super simplistic 1950′s style skirt for fall for a while now. I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to use, which was this Simplicity 4083 from 1952.

I found 3 yards of an amazing lime green heavy weight linen at an estate sale, I knew right away that I wanted to use it with this pattern. I decided to make view 3, with the waistband on view 1. The pattern called for 3 and a half yards of fabric, so I shortened the skirt by about 6 inches and was able to make up this skirt with only 3 yards.

This skirt was a breeze to sew up. I will definitely be using this pattern again. I love how the lapped zipper in the back of this skirt turned out.

Overall I am super pleased with this skirt, it is a perfect fit and makes me feel super confident!

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I am a nerdy Missouri girl with a passion for anything vintage. I am a self taught seamstress who adores sewing vintage inspired clothing. I am an avid vintage pattern hoarder, who has a bad habit of not sewing up as many of them as I should.

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Lazy Seamstress October 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

That fabric is such a great colour. The skirt looks fab.


PinhouseP October 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

What a great staple piece! The color is fabulous, and the style is lovely on you! Well done :)


Kat October 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

looks well crafted. Good job :)


Jordan October 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Skirt looks good, and who would have thought to use lime green! I’ve been wanting to try a 50s long skirt for a while, maybe now I will!


vintagebrookise October 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Thank you very much. You should take a go at making a long 1950′s skirt, they are perfect for fall and winter!


Draped in Cloudlets October 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Your whole outfit looks so pretty (-:


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