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Vintage Respite

Added Jul 19, 2014

by colleen-marg...

Elmira Heights, ...

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Thanks to the (temporary) light workload at the theatre I’m interning at this summer, the costume shop collectively decided it was time for a personal project. I found a lovely (and simple!) 1950’s vintage Butterick pattern for a straight skirt with a godet on the left side. I think the pattern said it had “French flair”.

I got 1 3/4 yards of a lovely green herringbone cotton, cut 4 inches off the pattern’s hem and sewed away. This is the first time I’ve worked with a real vintage pattern and was tickled that they called for a “slide fastener”. I also figured out what a “stay ribbon” was, so that my godet isn’t swinging all over the place. The hem is hand sewn. All in all, I’m really happy with this, even if I told myself I was going to stop making so many skirts!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

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    Jul 25, 2014, 10.29 AMby nadia r

    Gorgeous!

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    Jul 20, 2014, 01.27 AMby izbott

    Great skirt very classic. It looks nice on you.

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