Saturday, January 16, 2010

1940's skirt

I've been working on a 1940's skirt to match the blouse I recently made.  I decided to use the skirt from this Hollywood 1521 pattern:


I had to shorten it about two inches to fall where it does in the picture (just below my knee).  I made it out of a wonderful purple cotton fabric that has a bit of stretch to it.

Here it is with the blouse:


 

 

 

And here's a fun shot:


 
I did my hair up with criss-crossing braids:


 

The best part (besides having a lovely purple skirt to match my blouse) is that I think I have enough of the purple fabric left to make the matching jacket from the pattern.  Which of course, will lead to making a new blouse (like the one in the pattern).  The possibilities are endless!

10 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job. The whole look is incredible. I feel inspired.

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  2. I stumbled across your blog through some random linking and I had to stop and say how nice this skirt looks! This revival of vintage fashion fascinates me, but I'm too new to sewing to be brave enough to try sewing a garment yet! You've done a great job - thanks for sharing!
    Bethany, US

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  3. Gorgeous! So talented, you are.

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  4. Looks fabulous! Love the hair too. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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  5. Love the outfit especially the blouse fabric

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  6. So lovely! I hope you do make the jacket. I am quite jealous that your hair always looks so nice.
    P.S. - Those chairs are amazing!

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  7. Great outfit! I have fun wearing my vintage stuff for photos too--only my frizzy hair never looks right for whatever decade I'm wearing!

    P.S. I like your old 15K sewing machine. I sew on a Singer 15-91 all the time. They're fantastic machines.

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  8. Niice! And the hair-style is fabulous!

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  9. OMG! YOU LOOK HOT! I love it :)

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  10. This is a lovely skirt. I love this style and the colour is fantastic!

    Sewvictorygirl

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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