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.