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When in doubt wear red - 50's Full Circle Skirt with Peplum

Added Sep 4, 2014

by Jess1984

Manchester, Unit...






So, earlier this year I turned 30 (oh dear god) and of course I wanted to celebrate in style. I decided to have a party filled with Old Hollywood Glamour. Now, as my friends and family all know that I like to sew, I knew I’d never live it down if I didn’t make my outfit.

I have to hold my hands up on this bit though…..I didn’t make the whole thing……I made the full circle skirt and the removable peplum, but the top is actually a dress!

Firstly I made the skirt out of red fabric, which had a lovely sheen to it. I then added an elasticated waistband and bias binding to the bottom hem to give it more shape.

Secondly, I made a removable peplum out of red sequin fabric – made using the same techniques as the circle skirt, but obviously much shorter and much quicker too.

I’m a little bit of a chicken when it comes to making tops, so I didn’t even attempt it. Luckily I managed to find a gorgeous dress from ASOS, which worked perfectly underneath my skirt and peplum. I also wore a petticoat, so as you can imagine, I was quite warm on the night.

I was very happy with my outfit in the end and felt a million bucks!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Other

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    Sep 12, 2014, 06.33 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Pretty dress. Everything went well together.

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    Sep 9, 2014, 03.37 AMby sewing fanatic

    great ideas with this pretty dress

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      Sep 9, 2014, 08.55 AMby Jess1984

      Thanks Nadia!

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    Sep 5, 2014, 07.38 AMby liliv-1

    Love this dress!

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      Sep 5, 2014, 09.42 AMby Jess1984

      Thank you :-)

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    Sep 5, 2014, 03.08 AMby purplefan

    Shiny shoes and stop traffic dress-that’s celebrating 30 in style! Congratulations on the birthday and the project!

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      Sep 5, 2014, 09.42 AMby Jess1984

      Thanks purplefan :-)

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    Sep 4, 2014, 03.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very beautiful! Congrats on being featured! :)

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      Sep 5, 2014, 09.42 AMby Jess1984

      Thank you Ellen :-)

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