Vintage Sewing

Vintage Vogue 8581 Full 50’s Skirt

January 2, 2011

I love this skirt! I’ve used it before but attached it to a bodice. This is the first time I made it as it was intended. Though the instructions didn’t call for it I fully lined it. I also shortened it per my customer’s request. Her color selections were great. I was a little unsure at first but now that I seen it finished it I’m very happy with it. I was concerned about lining it up. I wouldn’t call it a plaid but it has blocks of colors that need to be lined up like plaids do. It also has a right side hidden pocket. Here is the pattern:

And here is the finished product:
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  1. i adore this 50's skirt i would love to have the pattern. How do i go about following you please as i don't see a link anywhere on your blog? I dont want to miss out on your updates. Dee x

  2. Thanks all. I have Spring fever so bad right now. Seems I'm getting flooding here in Oregon. Here is a link to my blog delia: To the right you will see followers and you just click follow.

    For this skirt you could actually use a couple of modern pattens. They just don't have the pocket and if you didn't want it tea length you would have shorten it.
    McCalls 6234
    Butterick 4114 love this one as they have a petticoat included. It is OOP now but still obtainable.
    Simplicity 3847 two lengths plus petticoat.

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