40's jungle peplum drape skirt!

Added Jul 22, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia

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Description

Another delightful op shop beginning – I found an awesome khaki based jungle print remnant (lovely thin cotton; similar fabric to summer sarongs). I was originally planning for this to be a late 40’s era dress but there wasn’t really enough fabric for it, so the skirt was a winner.

I love this pattern – it features an amazing front peplum-esque drape which begins at the waistline and drapes all the way down the length of the skirt.

There are actually a few colours in the print, which may be hard to tell from the photos – khaki, light green, light blue, light pink, black.. subtle touches of colour which allow you to accessorise fairly successfully with a range of colours… joy!

This was a fun project; a bit fiddly getting the drape peplum to be the exact fit for the waistband, and also the malleable nature of the material made sewing this piece a bit tricky. So worthwhile for the end result!

Material Notes

2nd hand fabric remnant, 2nd hand zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 22, 2010, 05.16 PMby lmb

    amazing print! I looks great in this skirt pattern. Reminds me of what my mom wore in the very early 80’s.

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      Jul 24, 2010, 02.29 AMby olystyrene

      The print is really incredible – I wish the photos could do it justice!

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