1950s | Blouses | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Cherries and circle skirts

September 3, 2012

Two pieces I recently finished up. The blouse is from a late ’50s “The People” mail order pattern. I love this style of yoke and had been after a pattern like this for some time: this one has the bonus of coming with a basic 3/4 sleeve button-down blouse too. The fabric is hacked from a dress I picked up in the sales that was far too short for my tastes as it was, with plain polycotton for the yokes.

The skirt is a self-drafted circle skirt, cut in four gores, with deep pockets added for practicality. Made of plain black cotton, and fastens at the back with a zip and a fancy button . A perfect wardrobe staple.

Close-up of fabric detail. Fruit!


    1. British- The People is a tabloid newspaper here. As far as I can tell they started doing the mail order pattern service in the late 50s or early 60s, through into the 70s. I haven’t seen any later than that though.

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