Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sewing-a Skirt from 1953


A skirt with four deep pleats from Smart Sewing, 6th Edition, 1953. Two pages of instructions for cutting and sewing are on my Flickr account.

5 comments:

Suna said...

I think I might just make this skirt in tweed. I love the cut and style of it. I will let you know how it turns out once it's done :o)

Cafe Couture said...

I just love the 1953 picture of the skirt, i wish I had a waist like the one on it. Thank you for sharing.

Shay said...

Suna we would love to see the skirt!

But perhaps I should post some photos of the girdles they had to wear in 1953 to achieve that kind of waist :-)...just as a warning.

Anonymous said...

I think I shall make that skirt - I like vintage patterns :) Now to go see if I have something suitable in the fabric stash...

Thankyou for posting these interesting bits and pieces for us :)

Shay said...

I really would like to post a photo (or a link) to any projects anyone makes with these vintage instructions.