Vintage Sewing

Red and grey tarten skirt

June 19, 2014

Hi, this is an A line skirt I drafted from an old Enid Gilchrist book.  I used a tarten fabric bought in France and took my time to match the seams carefully.  Lots of hand basting….

I drafted the pocket myself and made the piping too.  A friend gave me a large tub of vintage buttons (very happy me!) and I used some on this skirt for the pockets and the back waistband fastening.  I also fully lined this skirt.  Just because I like to!  And because then I don’t have the problem of my skirt sticking to my tights – eugh!

I completed my first bound buttonholes on this skirt too and am very happy with the results. This skirt is now packed away as it’s summer here in France but I’ll be happy to unpack it come Autumn!



  1. What a beautifully executed skirt, all those lines match perfectly.
    I love the contrast piping & buttons. Takes it from lovely to outstanding.

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