Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sewing-the 1950's Straight Skirt


This week’s pattern is a one-piece, slightly a-line skirt, custom-cut to the individual’s hip and waist measurements. The one illustrated is floor-length but I have made this several times in a shorter version. It’s very similar to the pattern from Smart Sewing magazine that I blogged about last year. It would also go very well with this sweater. The instructions are on my Flickr account.

4 comments:

GDad said...

I love it.

Shay said...

Back in the days when I wore skirts I made this one all the time. It's a snap to sew.

Amy said...

I really like it, who wore it back then and what sort of figure would it have suited?

Shay said...

Amy, any woman over the age of twelve could have worn this skirt; it's a staple. It would go with a twinset, a blouse, a blazer...and if you cut it as an A-line, it's suitable for any figure.

The only real restriction is that since it's sewn of only one piece of fabric, the maker's hips had better be less than sixty inches ;-)