Up, up and away…

by SewJillian on October 22, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1970s,Skirts

… in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon!

Simplicity 7395, short skirt

Vintage Simplicity 7395 wrap skirt

Hi! Long time lurker, finally contributing.

This is my version of vintage Simplicity 7395 (short skirt) dated 1976, gifted to me (along with numerous other 70s gems) by a very dear friend.

Simplicity 7395, dated 1976

Simplicity 7395, dated 1976

I adore how this turned out and who doesn’t love the idea of a hot air balloon print skirt??

This was a super simple and quick make – there are no closures like zips or buttons to deal with being an easy-to-wear back wrap skirt.

I did not need to make any alterations to this one, it fit right out of the envelope, which NEVER happens.

Wrap back and skirt ties

Wrap back and skirt ties

I used a modern Japanese cotton poplin in a 1950′s vintage print – who doesn’t like to mix decades??

If you’d like to pop over to my blog you can get more details there. I have a few more projects to share, can’t wait to join such a gifted and generous community of sewers!

X Jillian

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous October 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Very nice! And very timely. Did you see the google doodle today?


SewJillian October 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

Thank you! I missed the Google doodle, damn!


F. K. October 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

That fabric is lovely! Will definitely have to take a look at the blog!


SewJillian October 23, 2013 at 12:34 am

Thanks F.K.!


Kristin October 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I so love the print!! Great job with the skirt – what luck that it fit you without any alterations!


Lazy Seamstress October 24, 2013 at 12:40 am

Fab skirt in fab fabric, and I’m lusting after your lovely yellow sandals too!


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