1950s | 1960s | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

A Seriously Silly Wiggle Skirt!

By on April 2, 2012



So I’m feeling pretty smitten with my new skirt…

Yet another variation of my trusty McCall’s 5081 pencil skirt pattern, this baby was whipped up in just a couple of hours after I was practically smacked in the face by a flash of inspiration and an uncontrollable desire to own a fishtail frill wiggle skirt made from this sickeningly fabulous printed nylon I picked up in Walthamstow.

For some reason, the print and texture of this fabric reminds me of Carl Douglas’ Kung Fu Fighting… Which I’ve now had stuck in my head for three days…
For more images and details on the sheer wiggliness of this skirt, pop on over to my blog, Stitch Me Softly…



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A Scarlet Skirt

By on January 12, 2012

Rather in love am I with this skirt I made last night…

Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I embarked on the making of this 1/4 circle skirt when I should have been getting an early night!  Amazingly, it took little more than an hour start to finish from an entirely eye-balled self-drafted pattern.

The fit and fall of this skirt turned out so well and I love the warm 70s feel.  Yup, I think I’m ready for Spring!


For more details and images, see my blog — Stitch me Softly.  Thanks for looking, and a happy weekend to all!

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1950s Swing Jacket

By on November 7, 2011

Firstly, loving the new site! Lovely and clean, and more importantly, still here to showcase all this creative talent!

About a month ago, when it was still the old Sew Retro, I posted about a 50s Swing Jacket I was working on. Well… about a million year later, it’s finally done!!



To see more images and to read the whole story behind this, possibly my most eventful creation, please see my blog.

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