1950s | Blouses | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Plaid Pencil Skirt

November 19, 2012

The 50s were a great time to be a curvy gal and nothing shows of curves like a great pencil skirt.


I used McCall’s 5121 for this great 50s pencil skirt. I also made this blouse from a 50s style pattern in Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. Bow!

I used a black button on the waist for a cute retro detail.

I love the kick pleat in the back. It’s so fun!

Pencil skirts are such a great basic! I can see myself making this pattern again and again! It’s just 3 pieces and takes only one yard of fabric. More pictures and construction details on my blog.

  1. Such a great style, I’m quite inspired!

    By the way I have enjoyed reading your blog, however I cannot make any comments, as I do not fit any of the profiles that I must choose from 🙁

    I’m having a Mad Men inspired party and have enjoyed your cocktail party dress and recipe posts, just what I’m thinking about at the moment too…. I might actually have to join you in your 1950s cocktail party month!

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