Did you dream of a closet full of poodle skirts when you were little? No? Just me? Cool…. But really, a full 1950s, midi skirt is just so dreamy. Pair it with a petticoat for that new look look, or wear without, either way you’re in for some twirling!
When I saw this reissue Simplicity pattern, I knew I had to make myself one. (I have a true vintage pattern for a 1950s circle skirt, but its for a size that was a few pounds ago). And I had a gift card for Mood Fabrics, talk about my fancy self! I chose a very nice black, double-faced (meaning I wouldn’t have to line this skirt, win!) wool for this skirt. I wanted something warmer-wearing in a neutral color.
Thankfully, circle skirts are pretty basic. Not a lot of surprises here.
Ironing interfacing onto waistband pieces.
I went with a shorter (7inch) zipper. The pattern called for a 14 inch, but when you have a big booty like me, a longer zipper can stick out towards the bottom. Not flattering.
I hemmed this skirt by hand because I’m a glutton for punishment, lol. Actually, I did because I wanted an invisible hem. Invisible hem stitch to the rescue!
Sometimes, when I style a vintage piece, I like to go full-hog. Vintage looking shoes, outerwear, and accessories. But sometimes I like to mix it up, which it what I did with this skirt.
I paired this skirt with some black suede kitten heels (vintage vibes), and this Ted Baker jersey-knit t-shirt with frilly bits on the sleeves (modern vibes). I think overall the outfit has a vintage vibe, but I like the dash of modern fashion the Ted Baker shirt gives.
Check out those frills! They remind me of butterflies. This t-shirt is also very soft. Definite plus.
The waistband of this skirt has a sweet-heart shape, which I love. If I had to make this skirt again, I think I would choose a thinner fabric. The thick wool I chose makes it so the top edge of the waistband doesn’t lie totally flat. Another feature of the skirt I like is the center overlapping seam. Such a simple detail, but it makes an otherwise basic skirt unique and interesting.
Have you read my last blog post about my modern mod ootd? You can here!
Simplicity Pattern: https://bit.ly/2Jo941t
Mood Fabrics wool: https://bit.ly/2CubaY6
Kitten heels: https://bit.ly/2ugg1Yc
Ted baker shirt: https://bit.ly/2uggnhu