Vintage Sewing

1970s Scooter Skirt, Simplicity 7499

March 17, 2011

When I bought this great retro camping print several weeks ago, I had no idea of what I was going to do with it. A little bit of a novelty print goes a long way on anyone over the age of eight, so I decided to cut the cuteness factor by mixing it with a Black Watch plaid. The result is what I’m calling the picnic skirt, because even though it’s a camping themed fabric, this scooter-skirt is just perfect for picnics, sitting at a scenic overlook with lunch spread across a cheery tablecloth.

I used a vintage pattern, Simplicity 7499 from 1976. Details at The Vintage Traveler.

Can you tell I’m ready for summer?

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