Life has been busy lately but the sewing room has been calling my name. I pretty much knocked up this skirt in a day, give or take a few kiddy breaks in between. You know like when you are in the middle of sewing a button hole and you hear “mum, I need a drink” or “mum, I’m hungry….now”. Gorgeous little munchkins they are but frustrating at times. Anyway, I did manage to finish this cute little vintage polka dot skirt and wore it to School pick up on the same day.
The pattern is what I am calling a vintage (from the ’80’s) Style 4773 which I picked up from a thrift store for a mere 20 cents! Bargain. When I’m shopping for vintage patterns, I always look at the line drawings because sometimes the styles are very similar to what is selling now. I new this skirt would be perfect for the retro style of skirt that I have been admiring lately.
The fabric is a really light weight cotton I purchased a while ago at Darn Cheap Fabrics in Glenhuntly. I was originally going to make a blouse but decided that the polka dot was too big. Definitely a skirt type of polka dot. Could look good in a sleeveless top though and I do have extra fabric left….
The skirt has a pocket opening and pleats all around. I shortened it significantly as the original skirt was more a midi length which would look great if I was about 5 inches taller!
It was also necessary to add lining as the fabric was a bit see through. I found a great tutorial on how to draft lining here.
Such a simple skirt to sew and so much fun to wear. I will be using this pattern again for sure.
Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a pattern like this.
Jewellery is from Carlisle accessories. Ring and Bracelet by Samantha Wills.
4 replies on “Dotty Skirt”
Those 80s sewing patterns are so hard to imagine through all that big shoulder pads stuff! Fantastic vision & an all round gorgeous look!
This skirt is so cute! The pleats are perfect. I love the fabric. And I love how you styled this outfit: the jewelry, the cardigan..Where did you get that cardigan? I love it and I need it in my wardrobe.
Awe, thanks Alison. The cardy is from one of my favourite labels in Melbourne called Princes Highway. I bought it from the retail outlet on Acland Street, St Kilda but if you don’t live near there then you can buy their stuff at Dangerfield online. You will see where I got my inspiration from. 🙂 http://shop.dangerfield.com.au/girls/ph-aw-15
THANK YOU for sending me that site!! OMG their collection is so cute!!! You made my day!