When Peggy met Ricky

There’s no such thing as too much ric-rac!

When Abby from BlueGingerDoll showed me her latest skirt design I knew straightaway it would be right up my alley.  To me, it feels like a casual late-1940’s skirt, but it could be styled for a 1950s or 1960s look quite easily.
















The fit is really flattering, flared enough to be comfortable but not so flared that it will fly up in a stiff breeze. I love the popped pockets, and chose the plain waist band.











This polka-dotted quilter’s cotton has been waiting for the right project for a year, and I trimmed the skirt with ric-rac around the pockets and waist band.































The only problem I encountered was not having an amazing blouse to wear with my new skirt! It was time to try out Mail Order 4820 (from the late 50s I believe).


















The western feel of the blouse pattern seemed the perfect fit for the Peggy skirt (with mandatory ric-rac trim again). I was suprised at how much ease was built into the blouse pattern (it doesnt show on the envelope) but at least it mean’t I didnt have to grade up a size.
















Does anyone find it hard to find the perfect blouse to wear with 1950’s circle skirts? I think this is the winner for me – light for summer, and good for dancing.

As always, more details are on my blog - and the Peggy Skirt is available on Blue Ginger Doll’s website here.

• Meet the Author • Bex

A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.

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10 comments… add one

  • I love the pattern combination! The execution looks great!

  • Beautiful skirt! The blouse is indeed a perfect fit. And I agree, there can never be too much ric-rac! :)

  • Love the overall-impression! The small details are also super-cute, and together they sure make one spectaculary smashing outfit =)

  • I LOVE the skirt and your hair. What color do you use to dye your hair?

    • Thanks Rachel!
      It’s a bit of a process, I bleach the roots, then use a 7.66 tint with red enhancer over the top. Over all of my hair I use Manic Panic Rock and Roll red to keep it vibrant.
      I’m currently switching over to Crazy Colour reds as they last longer though ;) hope that helps! X

  • Cute! The pieces look like they came together. What a fun outfit.

  • Wow, your outfit is sew adorable. Well done. I love the ric rac trim on the seams.
    Like Rachel, I am also lusting after your hair colour.

  • Nice outfit!

    And yes, I find it quite difficult to find nice tops to wear with full 1950’s style skirts. I’m fine with matching pencil skirts but the full ones… I always end up wearing those with rather simple knit tops. Often black ones. There’s just so much fabric in those skirts already. I love them, but the look quite easily gets too much.

  • So adorable! I love it!

  • Great outfit! I love ric rac, and your hair is gorgeous!


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