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Peplum Obsession

Added Mar 18, 2012

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Eva Dress Skirt 6111: 1945 Ladies’ Dresses; 16-piece pattern in size 18 (36" bust, 30" waist, 39" hip).

I love everything about this pattern. In fact, this is the third version I have made.

This time around, I go rid of the entire bodice! I shortened the peplum a bit because of fabric limitations and I shortened the length, although I would have done that anyway for a more updated look.

I also moved the zipper from the side seam, to the center back seam.

I decided that the wool fabric needed a lining, so I made a duplicate skirt and dropped it inside my wool, wrong sides together.

I am very pleased with my new skirt and am going to have to re-evaluate all of those dress patterns I thought I was finished with – they can make fantastic skirts!

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Wool Coating




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Mar 19, 2012, 10.39 AMby Debby H

    Lovely as usual. I will take a leaf out of your book and re-look at dress patterns too.

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    Mar 19, 2012, 06.23 AMby blueartisan

    Lauramae you are one heck of a sewing goddess. I am in love with this skirt! Looking forward to seeing what you will come up with next!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 01.36 AMby servareginae

    Very nice wool. …Good idea to put a lining in… adds even more class to an already classy skirt.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 09.46 PMby katexxxxxx

    Ah… Tailored skirt! Very smart! Love it.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 08.34 PMby mojo elgin

    OOH, this is gorgeous! I love the softened look of the pictures!

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