1950s | Skirts

Navy circle skirt

October 13, 2014

Hello there,

It’s my very first post for We sew retro. As I’m not a very good sewer, till now, I ‘d prefer to read the posts than to write any.

But, you know, sometimes you have to jump the gate and here I am !

I have already sewn different oufits for myself, skirt, tops, dress… or for my kids (most of the time, costumes). As I am a tap dance teacher, I’m also used to do myself the stage costumes and accessories. And I did it very simple.

This time, I had in mind a fifties circle skirt.

I find the fabric in a little shop in Saint Malo ( Britanny), it looks a little vintage and I like it !

It reminds me these Mediterranean summer outfit and it was obvious that it will turn into a circle skirt !


My sewing skills are limited and I have learned to make clothes just by looking at them. Usually I look closely at all the details and try to copy them. This time, I thought that it would be easy to cut the fabric, to ruffle the top of the skirt and to add a waist. And that what I did.

Quite simple but exactly what I ‘d wish !


      1. A circle skirt is narrow at the top and full around the hem — like a circle cut into fabric with a hole in the middle for your waist. A dirndl is cut in a rectangle and gathered at the waist — giving it a much shorter and narrower silhouette.

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