Dancing Skirt

by Reika on April 22, 2014 · 10 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hello everyone!

Since I don’t have to work on easter holiday (retail, derp…) I finally had some time to reduce this gigantic pile of fabric under my bed.

So I made a skirt! :D

It is inspired by Tara Starlet and is made out of linen. And that is the one and only reason I didn’t iron the skirt. It would’ve been all wrinkly once I’d put it on anyway…meh :/

It is lined and I used french seams and bias tape. The button closure isn’t  provided in the original pattern, so I added it on my own. The pattern is from McCall, but I can’t remember the number. I will edit the post once I find out. It is definitely a modern pattern.

I don’t have anyone to take a picture of me, so I had to build my own tripod out of my ironing board and a few books, so excuse the angle and the quality, please!

And some details:

That’s it :) I hope you like it!

- Reika

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Hello there, I'm Reika, 22, from Germany and I'm a trained seamstress, cosplayer, retro and vintage lover and fabric hoarder ;D Unfortunately I blog in German so I thought it'd be a good idea to share my sewing projects on here, as I always try out old/vintage/reproduction patterns and would like to share my opinion on them :)

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

caroline April 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

really pretty. I love the button placket. and it looks perfect for dancing!


Anna Depew April 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The skirt is lovely and your fabric choice was perfect. Also, love the top you paired it with! ;)


Deb April 22, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Super cute! I love the buttons at the hip. Also loving the top. Did you make that too or buy it somewhere?


Reika April 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

Thank you :D
Well, the top is also made by me. But I used a pattern from Mrs.Depew on Etsy! :)


Inkdork April 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I browse those patterns a lot but have yet to buy. May have to look again next month when I have a few $$$.


Lesley Brown April 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

I love this combination, and the skirt is lovely – thank you for sharing!


Reika April 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

Thank you all for your kind comments :) I’m very glad you like it!


Reading Goddess April 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

You look so beautiful. Very bombshell!


elise April 27, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Fabulous !


Clementine June 6, 2014 at 3:29 am

Such a beautiful color skirt and the perfect length,really lovely


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