Vintage Sewing

Retro Modern Deconstruction

July 6, 2008

Hey, remember that cool Diagonal Flared Skirt pattern from the 70’s that was posted here a while ago?
I made it!

This is that skirt pattern from the 70’s where you cut strips of fabric and sew them together. Then you cut it out on the bias making a unique diagonal flared skirt. I’ve been trying to sew a plain khaki skirt but was bored with the thought of it. Then I saw this. I made it interesting by sewing the seams inside out so they would fray. I also did not finish the hem and let that fray too. I think I may have to make another one of these out of old jeans. That would be cute! Started on July 5th, 2008 and completed July 6th, 2008.
ETA-this cotton I used has been through the wash at least 10 times and is still the wrinkliest, stiffest fabric ever! LOL

  1. What a great idea!! And the jean thing didn’t even register for me until you mentioned it – there’s a pair of men’s jeans around here too short for DH… possibilities!

  2. ande . . . thanks for posting the photo of the skirt. I am glad you were able to make that pattern work for you!


  3. Beautiful! I love the design, and you are so creative too! Also, ETA stands for 'Estimated Time of Arival' I just wondered about that…did you mean FYI 'For Your Information, or perhaps, 'BTW 'By The Way'. Believe me, I don't mean to critisize I know from personal experiance that when you are typing in a hurry, little blunders seem to appear. 🙂 Anyway, thank you for posting you are truly a talented person!

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