Thursday, 30 June 2011

at the hop!

So i wanted to have a go at making a circle skirt in 50s style, but i didn't want to pay for such a simple pattern so I drafted one myself. The skirt is a 3/4 circle with a wide waistband - and that's it.
It was unbelievable simple to do. I just baby-hemmed the hemline rather than add any braiding for stiffness because the material is an upholstery weight cotton from ikea and is rigid enough without anything added.
At the side i sewed a lapped zipper for neatness and added a big button for extra 50s appeal. I call this my "at the hop" skirt....poog and gil will know what i mean!!

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