1950s | Mildly Insane Photo | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Yarrr Pirates!

January 30, 2013

There’s nothing better than finding vintage (or looks-like-vintage) fabric at an op-shop!


This pirate border print begged to be turned into a 1950s dirndl skirt (basic dirndl instructions are on my blog here). It’s a beauty, a 5 meter length with pirates, parrots, ships and treasure.

Arn’t dirndl’s just the most easiest skirts to sew? I’m about to teach a sewing classs and am getting everyone to sew a one.


  1. That is hilarious, and somehow you manage to pull it off as not as costumey as I would have thought if I were just looking at the bolt of fabric. You wear it well!

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