Tuesday, February 2, 2010

50s Style Full Skirt

Sometimes when I'm in the middle of sewing something complicated or time consuming I need a quick sewing fix. Something fast and easy to get that sense of achievement from finishing a garment.

50s style full skirt


This skirt is one such project. I sewed it in a few hours over a couple of days. It's a simple gathered skirt on a waistband with a zip. The fabric is a lovely vintage cotton. I got it with a whole pile of other stuff in a vintage suitcase for $5.



Now I've got my quick fix I can continue on with my more daunting sewing projects (and yes sewing is my drug of choice).

9 comments:

  1. I have been scouring the web for a good description of how to make a full circle skirt that includes how to create the waistband and add a zipper.

    Would you mind sending/posting the instructions? Pretty pretty please?

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  2. Sweet Molly Mac - This skirt looks more like a dirndl style than a circle skirt, but if this is what you meant, Gertie at "Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing" has a tutorial here:

    http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2009/08/sew-full-gathered-skirt-part-one-make.html

    Garnet

    P.S. I just found your blog via Sew Retro, and I'm already a fan!

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  3. That's so cute! I love the fabric!!

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  4. Sweet Molly Mac- Garnet is right it is a gathered dirndl skirt. Circle skirts are usually cut on the bias. Gertie's tutorial that Garnet posted the link to is very similar to the way I made mine and is well explained. I have made a circle skirt before but I used a pattern. If you need any more help or instructions send me an email. The address is under contact on my profile.

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  5. Gorrgeous skirt! That fabric is divine (I hate you for being able to find great vintage fabric!!!). I'm the same... I hate it when a sewing project takes for ever and ever and ever and I like make something easy so at least I can feel like I've achieved something.

    Ooo and I also love what you're wearing with the skirt. That lace top looks brilliant with it.

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  6. Don't hate me too much, I hardly ever find good vintage fabric. Thanks, the lace t-shirt was from an op-shop. I wear it way too much.

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  7. beautiful vintage fabric. your skirt is lovely!
    ps. i'm happy you like the banners! :D

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  8. Love the lace blouse with the skirt.

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