pencil skirt

My first pencil skirt (from Burda 2012-05) with a tiki blouse (from Burda 2009-09), a little 50′s way … I didn’t know if I will wear it, but my lover’ve said to me : go ! Denim for the skirt and italian cotton for the blouse (2 years in my wardrobe to wait) Have a [...]

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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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p-p-p-p-p… I’m all a stutter now! I wasn’t originally going to post this creation on We Sew Retro… I wasn’t sure if it was retro enough, however after posting it on my blog and recieving so many wonderful comments stating how vintage-esque and pin-up the skirt looks I thought, why not! So here you have it, [...]

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I’ve been having a fun time sewing my way through Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, and enjoying the vintage flair it’s adding to my wardrobe. I’ve found the construction fairly simple, although not suited to the absolute beginner. Her suggestions for vintage construction techniques are a great resource for knowing how to make true-to-period [...]

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This is the 3rd self-drafted pencil skirt I’ve made and I’m sure it wont be the last. I love how each one has taught me something new. This one is indeed made from a thrifted wool throw/blanket. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out until the end but this darned cold weather [...]

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Vintage pencil skirt using Burda 8155. I  have made a few of these skirts, but this is my fav because of the cute little sailor buttons i added to the front dart seam. It is made in a light cotton, perfect for summer and what a breeze to make! Check out my blog for more [...]

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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 [...]

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So I bought Gerties book for better sewing and have been reading it cover to cover. I decided to start at the begining and go for the first pattern. The pencil skirt. Yes, I am finally going to start the tartan pencil skirt. There were various colours to choose from but I went for blue. [...]

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Check out my blog for more info!   http://bluegingerdoll.blogspot.com.au/  

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Not the most exciting skirt in the world but hopefully the beginnings of lots of variations on a theme! It took me a while to fully understand how to create an accurate skirt pattern but now I think I have mastered it! I have documented how to do it on my blog. It’s probably old [...]

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