Added Oct 10, 2012
London, United K...
This skirt only has one seam going up the back, so was a really satisfying, quick make. I made it using a vintage pattern from 1952 – Simplicity 3983 – and hardly made any changes at all. I increased the waistband by 1.5 inches and shortened it by 8 inches to give it a more modern look. The fabric is a polka dot corduroy and, although the pattern doesn’t specify it, I added a lining which makes it much easier to wear with tights in colder weather! More photos and construction details on my blog
Main skirt, corduroy, satin lining, Petersham ribbon on inside waistband
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