Hello again 🙂 Some time ago I started sewing a skirt with an interesting pleat arrangement. The pattern is vintage Simplicity 2813 from 1958. I found it on Ebay and it came to me from the beautiful France.
I love it so much I’m going to use it again and again; currently I’m thinking of navy silk shantung/dupioni or faille for the 2nd version. But back to my number 3, already sewn using black wool blend:
As with most of the vintage skirt patterns, once I’ve chosen the size the fit was perfect – so I made none alterations at all. Even the lenght was spot on.The construction of the skirt is straightforward; it has side seams and center back seam as well as eight darts, which are the main reason for a good fit between waist and hips.
The bottom part is separate, to be completed on its own and sewn to the main skirt pieces after they had been constructed as well. On the top of the junction there is an ornamental strip of fabric, finished off with a bow.To get the bottom part to stand away from the skirt and accentuate the flare, I made the upper skirt-lower skirt junction as a kind of buttressed seam. That proved to be a quick solution which worked perfectly. The zipper is a lapped one, sewn by hand with prick stitches.
I invite you to my blog, rvdzik.blogspot.com, for more details. Thank you for reading!