little betty

Just a simple skirt made with some lovely, stretchy, comfy, navy ponte fabric.

Style 2130, from 1978, is an eight gored, flared skirt with a waistband. As I used a knit, I omitted the zipper and instead ran some elastic in the
waistband just in case the fabric doesn’t hold well during wear. I stays up just fine and is super comfortable. I added a few belt loops just because.

I made this skirt in just over an hour and I know will become a highly worn garment, especially for cooler weather.

For more information and sewing fun, check out my blog.


Vintage Simplicity 6446

by little betty on January 24, 2012 · 1 comment

in 1960s

I just adore this dress! Made with Simplicity 6446 from 1966 and some lovely Japanese lawn from Spotlight.

The dress was pretty much sewn as specified by the instructions, grading up at the waist for fit and adding in seam pockets for functionality. I was planning  on making a belt to match, but I really like how this dress looks with my grey belt.

I love the scoop neck and the tie. More information can be found on my blog.

Happy sewing all!



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“One one main pattern piece. No zipper, no darts, no buttons, no snaps. Just slip it on, wrap and tie, and you’re all set to go!”

No lies here. This skirt was super quick to make and I love the style.

The pattern is Butterick 4617 from 1970. The fabric is a lovely, light denim purchased just a few days ago from Tessuti.

More info on my blog