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.