1950s | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Autumn Circle Skirt, Sort of…

September 30, 2013

This is is a circle skirt I recently made, and I have a feeling it will be the first of many more to come. I may even become known as the lady who wears “those” skirts, lol.

I really love this skirt, and although I had to take off about six or seven inches and still have a good sized hem (I must be really short), it was super fast and easy. For more pictures and details visit my blog Betsy’s Baby here. Bye y’all!

  1. I’ve found on 1950s/early 1960s patterns I almost always have to cut off about 6 inches from the hem – and usually I have to add length to most patterns. I like to think that it’s what was considered decent back then.

  2. I hemmed it just below the knee, but I’m guessing it was supposed to be mid calf. I also wondered if it was meant to be worn with a crinoline it needed to be slightly longer. I haven’t quite made the leap to crinolines yet, but my daughter really wants one, and I think that’s what keeps me from trying them. I am short though, and have the same problems with ready to wear modern clothes. Mid calf patterns end up at my ankles, lol.

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