Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 3791

June 1, 2011
Hey Peeps! I’m back again today, as promised, to show you another skirt I finished up this past weekend.

I used a 1950’s Simplicity 3791 dress pattern as a base for this skirt and made a simple rectangle waistband. I also didn’t really care for the straight hem below the row of scallops in the original pattern so I used the same scallop facing from the dress to design my own white scalloped border. I top stitched the white scallops to the pink line of scallops in order to create this tiered effect.

Here’s the original dress pattern:

This weather we’re having has really gotten me longing for fun, summery skirts. Can you tell?! I feel like I should be eating some ice cream or holding a sucker every time I wear this skirt. heh

If you want to see more, I have some additional images on my blog zilredloh and I’ve also included a bit more detail about the construction there as well.

Have a nice Wednesday everyone! 🙂
  1. I have this pattern too and made the full dress but it didn't come out nearly as awesome as your skirt! Love the colors you chose. It's really charming 🙂

  2. What a fantastic idea. I also have that pattern but much too small and I never thought I'd use it. Will now have to reconsider as what you did here looks amazing!

  3. Thanks you guys for all of your glowing comments. 🙂

    @Nathalie: Since this dress has such a full-gathered skirt, all you would need to do would be to create a basic rectangle waistband to fit your measurements. Feel free to email me if you have any construction questions.

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