The 50s were a great time to be a curvy gal and nothing shows of curves like a great pencil skirt. I used McCall’s 5121 for this great 50s pencil skirt. I also made this blouse from a 50s style pattern in Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. Bow! I used a black button [...]
Yup, that’s right, I’m totally a Lady (in a red skirt…). I actually finished this self-drafted circle skirt a few weeks back and it’s quickly made itself a staple in my wardrobe. I’ve worn it at least once a week since I made it! And while I completely admit to it probably not being the [...]
+ + + I recently finished this black denim suspender skirt from a 50s pattern. More information can be found on my blog.
Hello again! As you may or may not remember, I found this pattern a while ago devoid of instructions, and wonderful We Sew Retro community member Twisted Poppy came to my rescue with the pattern for a very similar skirt. So, I forged ahead. I was using a lime green wool remnant I’d picked up [...]
Hello hello! I have An Idea for a circle skirt, which is probably terribly misguided, but I’m going to do it anyway, which is why I am asking the lovely WeSewRetro community for guidance. Joann Fabrics has the most adorable teapot-print novelty fabric, which I’ve been dying to make a skirt out of. Unfortunately, [...]
This neat little skirt is made using Simplicity 3983 from 1952 and is a quick, easy make, having only one seam up the back! I made mine in red polka dot corduroy and shortened it by a massive eight inches to give it a more modern look. The polka dots are quite subtle though and [...]
+ + + Pattern used: + + + I just finished this suspender skirt from McCalls 3730, 1956. I’ve wanted a suspender skirt for a long time, it’s pretty versatile and unique. More information and a pattern review can be found on my blog.
Yes! I finally finished something! My last finished project was over 3 months ago! I made circle skirt using a cute printed cotton with a Delft Blue design. The fabric was in my stash for over 3 years. I bought it quit impulsively and didn’t now what to do with it. But when I was [...]
After sewing Butterick 4790 a few times, I was really wanting a circle skirt that wasn’t attached to a dress. I’m trying to give myself some separates this time in my sewing, and create some eye-catching yet still versatile pieces to mix and match. I also love red, and polka dots. A week ago I [...]
Two pieces I recently finished up. The blouse is from a late ’50s “The People” mail order pattern. I love this style of yoke and had been after a pattern like this for some time: this one has the bonus of coming with a basic 3/4 sleeve button-down blouse too. The fabric is hacked from [...]