Summer Dress Skirt

I decided this week to make a skirt from the pattern of the 1950s Summer dress. I used some cheery but cheap fabric to test it out. I chose this polycotton which we have in the shop and at only £5 p/m this ended up being a really cheap skirt!

It has a nice body to the fabric so it gives it a little extra structure and best of all doesn’t crease too much.

I basically took the pattern from the 1950s summer dress and made up the skirt in exactly the same way, but instead of attaching it to the top of the dress I stitched it to a waistband. For the waistband I used the same technique as that featured in our Full circle skirt pattern used in the Intro to dressmaking and just made it a little wider. Or if you didnt have that pattern you basically measure round your waist and  then add 4cm for overlap and seam allowance.

For the hem I didn’t have time to do a hand hem so I did a discreet pin hem instead. Pretty chuffed with the results! It shows you, once you have few patterns you love you can really mix and match.

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