Vintage Sewing

Red Circle Skirt…

March 7, 2011

A red circle skirt – my first finished garment using my new sewing machine!

7th March 2011

The skirt pattern is one I drafted myself and the skirt is made from a wool mix vintage fabric (from my stash bought over from New Zealand) and is lined with a red cotton gingham from Spotlight (sort of like Joanne’s in the US from what I can gather).

More on my blog here.

I ended up going for a new machine for one reason: I was getting very impatient waiting to find a good one at a good price second hand. I went with Janome and it’s such a beautiful machine. David told me the other night that ‘it sounds like it really wants to sew’ which is a good thing for a sewing machine I think! Thank you for all of your help and suggestions.

Next up, a 40’s blouse and skirt ensemble.


  1. I love your skirt..color is wonderful!.I have drafted a similar one…double circle flare. Going to Manhattan to fabric district to find some cool fabric. Let you know when I am finished.

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