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Simple 1940's Skirt

Added Apr 6, 2010

by missjanee

Pine Bush, New Y...






Here is Simplicity’s retro #4044 in a black-linen like fabric. It’s a simple pattern, even the notch wasn’t that hard to really do. I recommend that pattern to all levels. In the beginning I didn’t want to make the notch and then after sewing it all up I saw it was a little plain, almost waitress-y. I ripped the front seam and cut the notch out like the original pattern intended. It’s actually a really nice skirt that will go with some of the blouses I purchased for the spring.

Material Notes

Black linen-like fabric from joanns sale $8, invisible zipper from a yard sale $1. Project cost: $9




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Linen

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    Apr 8, 2010, 06.06 AMby nessys

    This skirt is so lovely – the notch really makes it and you look very sweet!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 12.55 AMby hellagabrielle

    I love this. So simple, but the notched waistband adds so much.

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      Apr 8, 2010, 01.39 PMby missjanee

      Yes, I’m glad I went back and re-did it! Thank you!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 11.48 PMby ncn6

    The waistband is great! How does it hold up over the course of a day wearing it? Does it get squashed when you sit down?

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      Apr 8, 2010, 01.38 PMby missjanee

      Strangely no. I did have to take in a bit more once I did sew the notch, so it’s a little snug to begin with. Thank you for your comment!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 09.37 PMby txlily

    Love that waistband, beautiful

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    Apr 7, 2010, 08.54 PMby pinup

    STUNNING! Love the waistband, so pretty!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 06.20 PMby annabelleolivier

    The waistband is very flattering and stylish. Well done.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 05.19 PMby arttart


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    Apr 7, 2010, 09.49 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Its very simple, but chic. Well done!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 04.36 AMby mybombzinedoll

    Looks great on you and was cheap to make. This pattern is on my list of things to make i might move it up in the pile now having seen yours.

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      Apr 8, 2010, 01.40 PMby missjanee

      I did sort of overlook it for the year I had it, lol. Try the jacket too, I would love to see how it looks all made up! Thank you for your comment.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 12.31 AMby olystyrene

    This is lovey. I’ve got a pair of trousers on my sewing agenda with a very similar “sweetheart” waistline!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 10.57 PMby bbug59

    Love it! You will get lots of wear out of it.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 08.08 PMby violaisabelle

    This looks great on you! :) Well done. Nice to you see you enjoying the vintage patterns, I do too. :D

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      Apr 8, 2010, 01.41 PMby missjanee

      I love vintage patterns but if I can get them in my size and shortcut from the process of resizing better for me! I just love that Easter coat you made, so cute! Thanks!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 07.39 PMby in-stockholm

    nice skirt! I have to get that pattern.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 07.35 PMby katensew

    I do like the shaped waistband – it makes the skirt more unique.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 06.56 PMby jukimoosegirl

    very nice- pretty skirt!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 03.58 PMby sewella

    It’s gorgeous!

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