This skirt is one I made last fall and never got pictures of it, partly because I also made a matching jacket but it didn't turn out so well. I finally decided to figure out what to do with the jacket later, and enjoy the skirt now! A nice white skirt should be in every woman's summer wardrobe.
I made it from this 1930s pattern, which as you can see offers a lot of skirt options. I went with view C since the yoke pointed down I thought would be more comfortable and flattering. It turned out really well!
It's just a simple white skirt, 4 gores, with the shaped waistband and side opening. This was my first attempt at making a button placket like this and it actually was a perfect success, which pleased me greatly.
The top button was sewn on just for decoration. The skirt band actually closes with a hook and eye, since there was no way I was going to try making a buttonhole through all those thick layers of twill! (And hooray for using up buttons from the stash!)
The twill is actually a bit stiff for this type of skirt, and was a pain to try to fit a needle through when sewing by hand, but it has a subtle white-on-white pattern that I like and is sturdy, so it will wear and wash well.
Of course since it's white it goes with anything. For this wearing, I paired it with the jacket from my recently made 1940s summer suit (just another reason to make mix-and-match items!), my Miss L Fire straw wedges, and a summery embroidered straw handbag found at a yardsale years ago. Not vintage, but still a favorite.
Also I finally gave this 1940s hat an outing. My guess is it originally was a wedding hat, with a veil down the back. I found it too late to wear to my wedding, but without the veil it still works as a lightweight, true white summer hat.
Being on Instagram lately I've been impressed by some of the lovely vintage-wearing ladies out there who are creative with hair flowers, so I decided I needed to join them and do the same!
I know I mixed decades with this outfit (the gloves and earrings are 1950s, the beads and flowers are also modern), but that is one of the fun things about wearing vintage styles - you can make your own!
The skirt was so simple there isn't much to tell about it, but it was definitely a successful make. I like it so much, I am sure I will make this pattern again in the future!