1960s | Buttons | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Maudella 1223, vintage button wrap skirt

March 20, 2012
maudella 1223 pattern

maudella 1223 pattern

button detail

side view

skirt front viewOne of the quickest skirts ever, if you don’t include hand sewing the buttons on! I think the pattern is 1960s, cant find a date as usual but I think its absolutely timeless in any case. I have had this on my project list for quite some time. Dont know what I was waiting for really. It came together in just an evening. I used cotton sateen which has a little bit of stretch so its really comfy but I didn’t line it which was a huge mistake as it sticks to my tights as I walk! Was going to unpick waisband and line at a later date but the general concensus seems to be ‘get a slip’!
I pondered with making size adjustments at the start as I thought it might be a little big around the hips but to be honest, the button placement solves the issue of an inch or two!
I like how this skirt can be dressed for work or play and I’m sure I won’t stop at just the one!
Full blog over atooobop!

  1. I LOVE this skirt! Just as much as I loved the Rizzo blouse.
    Now I need to dust off the sewing machine and dig through the pile of fabric. First thing I need to do is learn how to sew…haven’t sewed anything for a very long time, but I keep buying beautiful fabric. Where should I start? 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s?

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