wrap skirt

Up, up and away…

by SewJillian on October 22, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1970s,Skirts

… in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon!

Simplicity 7395, short skirt

Vintage Simplicity 7395 wrap skirt

Hi! Long time lurker, finally contributing.

This is my version of vintage Simplicity 7395 (short skirt) dated 1976, gifted to me (along with numerous other 70s gems) by a very dear friend.

Simplicity 7395, dated 1976

Simplicity 7395, dated 1976

I adore how this turned out and who doesn’t love the idea of a hot air balloon print skirt??

This was a super simple and quick make – there are no closures like zips or buttons to deal with being an easy-to-wear back wrap skirt.

I did not need to make any alterations to this one, it fit right out of the envelope, which NEVER happens.

Wrap back and skirt ties

Wrap back and skirt ties

I used a modern Japanese cotton poplin in a 1950′s vintage print – who doesn’t like to mix decades??

If you’d like to pop over to my blog you can get more details there. I have a few more projects to share, can’t wait to join such a gifted and generous community of sewers!

X Jillian

{ 6 comments }

“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

{ 3 comments }