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A hello and a vintage patterned skirt

November 26, 2013

Hello retro stitchers, this is my first post on here.  I have been a reader of “we sew retro” for a while, and now I want to share one of my makes which I hope you’ll like.

 

Vintage curtain fabric
Vintage curtain fabric

The fabric for this skirt used to be my Mum’s curtains in a previous life!  She says she had them up in the early seventies.  And the print is fab – really bold and autumnal.

A-line skirt
The curtain skirt

I love this skirt. It has an elasticated waist, and an easy A-line shape.  But the thing I love best about it has to be the fabric.  Whenever I wear it (and that is a lot) I get a real kick from knowing I won’t see anyone else wearing the same thing. I guess that is the joy with vintage finds.

vintage a-line skirt

I can’t imagine what my Mum’s living room looked like with this print covering the bay windows.  It must have been very busy, but its perfect for my skirt. The other good thing about using curtain fabric for clothing in the winter is that it’s nice and thick and warm. Perfect for the cold snap we are having.

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