1950s | Skirts

McCall’s 9722 – the Jubilee Version!

June 12, 2012
Jubilee skirt

You may have heard that we’ve been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee here in Britain, and while everyone has been going crazy with the Union Jacks and bunting, I decided to be a bit different with my London version of McCall’s 9722.

McCall's 9722
McCall's 9722, circa 1954

And here’s my version, made out of some fabric I found in a fabric shop in Amsterdam, of all places! I think it’s meant for interiors or upholstery, as it’s a touch heavier than average skirt fabric, but it worked perfectly as a skirt.

London Skirt
My London Skirt

London skirt

The skirt was really easy to make, because it’s just one piece with clever pleats and darts at the waist – I practically finished it in one night!

Pattern Detail
Skirt pattern, bottom right

Here are some close up’s – the ingenious pleating at the waist:

Jubilee skirt
Close up of the clever pleats


The zip at the center back; I put it in by hand:

Jubilee skirt


And finally, a close up of the fabric:

London fabric
Detail of the London Fabric

Check out how we celebrated on the big day over at http://nicoleneedles.blogspot.co.uk/


  1. This is so incredibly chic, nice work nicole, id love to find a fabric similiar to this -its so rad and if you get lost you have a map on hand, bahahahaha

  2. Typical londoner, I spent most of theposst peering at the pics trying to find the street on which I live! But what a great idea for a skirt and I really like the pattern, clever construction like that makes me tick!

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