Thursday, September 30, 2010

My new skirt (McCall 3968)

I finished making McCall 3968--a terrific skirt pattern from 1940.  Even though there were no directions with the pattern pieces, it went together like a breeze.  I made it with the leftover lightweight wool I had from my trousers.  I LOVE it!

Here I am wearing it with the ruffled blouse I also made:

And here with my ness shoes, bag and jacket (and refashioned 1940's hat with Ness fabric trim):


I love this jacket and the skirt goes perfectly with it!


I love six-gored skirts--they flare ever so slightly at the hem:

Here's the pattern envelope so you can see the skirt pattern again:

I'm very happy with my new skirt!!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Debi
    I've been a watcher, not a commenter, but need to say, "What an amazing outfit- every garment & accessory is beautiful!"

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  2. I love your skirt and your whole outfit is so elegant and gorgeous!

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  3. Wow! It's as if I took a step back in time.
    You look gorgeous..it suits you perfectly. Love it!
    Best,
    Elise

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  4. The skirt looks amazing on you, sweetiepie. I'm so proud of you - you just keep getting better at it. The outfit looks great.

    >'.'<

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  5. When I grow up, I want to have your sense of style.

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  6. How absolutely lovely! I must learn to sew. :)

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  7. My first thought: You look Adorable! Except you look chic and classy, too.
    Instead I'll say, You look fabulous!!! The first photo in profile is my fav :)

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  8. Oh! I LOVE that outfit! You look amazing!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous skirt... and jacket.... and bag.... and blouse.... and hat and shoes! Honestly, I love them all and would wear the whole lot myself in a nano second (except the hat, I look awful in hats!) Jane x

    handmadejane.blogspot.com

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  10. Love love love!
    The whole outfit is just perfect! I love how your shoes match the jacket and the skirt and so on :-)

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  11. What great photos & outfit! Good job on everything. It looks like something out of Masterpiece Mystery, what Honeysuckle Weeks would wear in Foyle's War if she weren't in uniform and didn't have fabric rationing.

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  12. your outfit is perfect! :) you're a vision in blue! :)

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  13. What a wonderful skirt and I love the how the outfits look!

    Did you line the skirt? It is wonderful and inspiring me to get to work on a few skirts myself.

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  14. Perfect with that jacket and hat! You look like you stepped out of an old movie!

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  15. You really know how to pull an outfit together with all of the right accessories and pieces. You look amazing.

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  16. Looks great! You look like you came right out of a vintage photograph.

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  17. Lovely skirt - and SO versatile! It's like the skirt version of your trousers, as in it will go with everything. Pretty photographs, too!

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  18. Would you ever consider scanning this pattern and posting it? I've been searching high and low for a pattern like this one...

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

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