circle skirt

This is my version of a vintage vogue pattern.     It’s Vogue 8789 which I modified slightly by replacing the skirt with a circle skirt. I also used a few ‘vintage’ techniques such as turned and stitched seams and a hand-picked zip. I have more photos and details of the fabric and construction on [...]

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What can I say about circle skirts? I love wearing them. I love making them. I love love love them! I had my heart set on making a circle skirt from this great pink and purple fabric but alas, I didn’t have quite enough! So it was math to the rescue and I made a [...]

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Seems a bit lame to post a circle skirt on here after seeing all the latest amazing vintage dresses on here. But hopefully it still counts as retro and hand made! I really didn’t expect to get to sew much else before Christmas so I am so pleased it’s entered the wardrobe before 2014! It’s [...]

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I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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Hi all and happy Halloween! Here is a circle skirt I made recently to add to my summer wardrobe, They fabric is a hawaiian Rayon/cotton blend, and it’s got lovely airy movement! I was really drawn to the colours and the stormy feel. It’s a little shorter than I wanted, owing to the fact that [...]

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Hi there  We sew retro readers I’m making my wedding dress and have made 2 possibilities, both based on the Elisalex (By Hand London) bodice. The first is guipure lace, lined with silk (both from Tessuti) with a pencil skirt. I think it needs a wider (and not so tight) belt. The second is a [...]

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My adventures into pattern drafting are not as yet very adventurous but I am learning very slowly but surely. This is my first half-circle skirt. I made it from some cheap poly-crepe as a tester before I went to wool-crepe. But I am more than happy with the result. It hangs really nicely, thanks to [...]

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Hello All! Wanted to invite you over to my blog to participate in an almost no-sew 1950′s novelty felt circle skirt tutorial. Super easy! If you already know how to sew, you can pump one of these babies out in an hour! I can’t wait to see what you make!  I  taught this tutorial to [...]

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About a week ago I had this crazy idea. What if I made another half-circle skirt, but I made it fully reversible? Little did I know that it wouldn’t be as easy as I first thought when it popped into my head, but I made it work, and I think its pretty fab! I ended [...]

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I love playing with fun color combinations! This one makes me feel like a whole pack of brightly colored bubble gum! I just adore circle skirts! When I found this great teal twill, I knew it was going to be one! I’m trying to make more solid basics to wear with printed separates, but I [...]

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