Here is the nitty gritty on Miss C’s groovy new corduroy skirt from yesterdays post.
An OOP Simplicity pattern dated 1977 which means it qualifies as vintage (and so do I for that matter!).
This is my first effort at actually sewing using a vintage pattern. Yes I have a stash of them, mostly in the wrong size which means I’ll never use them, but I can’t resist the potential contained in those pretty little envelopes.
I haven’t ventured into vintage for myself because a. I’m lazy and can’t be bothered messing around with toiles and getting the fit right and b. I actually prefer modern styles on me. Vintage tends to make me look a bit too much like Minnie Mouse for my liking.
The pattern is size 5 ( I love love love single size patterns. I wish they would bring them back and ditch the painful multisize ones) so I had to grade it down (who am I kidding, I just chopped 3cm off the side seams and resized the pockets) to fit.
It has a front waistband and elasticized waist so I am hoping to get at least 2 seasons out of it.
Cream cotton corduroy from the op shop for $1
White ric rac trim for the pockets that came from my grandmother’s stash
I was a bit iffy about combining the white trim on a cream skirt but decided that getting too pernickity about the trim on a girls skirt that will only get covered in chocolate cake and worn for 2 seasons really isn't worth any design angst.
I love this skirt. The pattern was really well drafted, great shape and the pockets really add a great detail to an otherwise plain skirt. I like the fact that it is girly but not prissy or frilly and doesn’t scream “I wanna be a rock star and flash my bits to everyone even though I am only 3” like most chain store clothes do these days.
I can see myself making a gazillion of these over the next year or so. And I might even have a go at the shorts. Flared shorty culottes, now that was a trend that I remember all too well!