Added Jun 10, 2011
I made this 1/2 circle skirt from the 1950’s Simplicity 4532 skirt pattern, but designed my own umbrella applique for it using my handy protractor. (I knew it would come in handy again after high school geometry!)
I sewed on all of the raindrops on my sewing machine with a satin stitch, but I did all the umbrella pieces by hand with the seams turned under. I used an inch wide horsehair braid on the hem of the skirt as well as reinforced the waistband using some horsehair canvas. I used some store bought white cotton piping and applied it to both the top and bottom of the waistband for some additional color contrast (although it’s a bit difficult to see the top piping against my white shirt.)
Feel free to swing by my blog zilredloh where I have lots more images and details of my skirt.
Linen blend shell, bemberg rayon lining, horsehair canvas waistband, cotton piping, and horsehair braid hem
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