Thursday, May 3, 2012

Belted 50's skirt

I love this little skirt! It definitely has a casual, vintage flair that you see me sporting so much. The belt loops attached to the pockets with a button. They are so cute and functional. I love that I can switch out the belt easily and go with another belt color to make yet another outfit. The 50's pattern just has 2481 marked on it with no company name.   Does this fabric look familiar? It was a leftover piece from this dress. Anyway, I am wearing this skirt today for Zoe's Me-Made-May 2012 and I realized I have't even posted on it yet. Yes, I have made a ton of clothing and am really behind on posting. Although some projects, namely dresses are giving me the fits! I can't seem to figure out a good weighty fabric to make a standard shirt dress I've been making. So back to the drawing board.

Should I wear these shoes today? Still looking for the right shoe.

That's better for now, a little vintage sweater, some flat comfortable shoes, today I am teaching a classroom of busy kids this will work!
Sometimes, I wish I made more elaborate, dressier garments, with high end fabrics and notions, but I live on a farm and a silk dress most likely would be something that hangs in my closet collecting dust. Although I would love to make a few for fun. My life is so causal with raising two young men and I just can't be too fussy right now. So for now this skirt really reflects me so much, it's cotton, vintage and carefree.

Have a wonderful vintage day!

Gina




27 comments:

  1. Very cute! Cute with the sweater or without!

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  2. This skirt is beautiful Gina, not casual at all in my opinion. You look super smart and cute and laid back all at the same time!

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  3. I love it! The pockets are just too cute!

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  4. Very sporty, I like it!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  5. It is really nice! I love those pockets- you did a wonderful job!
    As far as casual goes- how about business casual ;) You can be smarter than most, but not overly dressy- after all the people of the 40s and 40s managed it ;)

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  6. That looks really wonderful.

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  7. Great outfit! I love the skirt with the sweater!

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  8. It is perfection. The pockets look incredible.

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  9. Gina, this skirt is absolutely my favorite yet.. those pockets are too cute. It looks fantastic with the sweater and red shoes.. Too cute..
    Your sewing is fantastic and looks very "high end" to me.ha

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  10. Gina, this skirt is so fun and retro! The fit is divine and I'm sure you will get a lot of wear out of it. I hope you figure out your shirt dress, because I would love to see it. I've been wanting to make one for ages, and just now found a pattern for pretty cheap that will work. Now to find the time.

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  11. Love it Gina! Those tab pockets are awesome and look great on the bias - and it's perfect for Spring!

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  12. I love that skirt! I really like how you paired it with the red shirt and the cardigan too. :)

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  13. What a great look! I love the effect of bias checks agaisnt straight-grain ones.
    I know what you mean about practical fabrics - I live on a farm too, and I can't even get through the door without the dog rubbing against my legs and covering me in mud and hair!

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  14. This is really nice, the styling is great and that shape looks flattering too. I can't believe I've never thought about making a gingham skirt? I think you may have converted me?!

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  15. I love this! The shape is wonderful, as are those little belt loops & pockets - can't imagine it in anything other than the check fabric you used! It's visually interesting without being overwhelming :)

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  16. Very clever detail, those belt loops and pockets together. Cute outfit--love the cardigan and bracelet to tie your top and bottom together.

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  17. That skirt is adorable on you! And such a tiny waist you have my dear!! Love the outfit. I love the detail on the skirt and looks like you did a great job with it all. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    Kristy

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  18. That skirt is fabulous! And I think it looks great with that red top and navy cardigan. You do some amazing sewing projects.

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  19. Practical fabrics make for less stess all round, wherever you live I think, and I love how cottons soften with laundering over time. This skirt is so pretty - the pattern really suits you. You could make it up in a khaki or sand drill for a safari look! The patch pockets are cute and useful, and I love how versatile those belt loops are - gives you loads of belt choices! Another great job! xxx

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  20. This has got to be one of my favourite things that you've made. It suits you so well as does your new hair cut! Beautiful :)

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  21. I adore your fun and fabulous skirt! You wear it so well!

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  22. Love it! When you said that this fabric was from "this dress", I knew right away which dress since IT has been my very favorite of the things you have made. I have made two shirt dresses this spring and also have a hard time finding the right weight of fabric. I really like poplin from the 70s and one of my favorite makes was from a piece of fabric that must have had some rayon. Have not come across any since. Does anyone know a source for good poplin or twill for basic shirt and shirtwaist dresses?

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    1. Hi Cathy, I have had some luck with Fabric.com http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-shirting-fabric-poplin-fabric-60-poly-poplin-fabric.aspx I called them once and they were very helpful. I haven't bought poplin from them, but many other wonderful fabrics.

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    2. This was helpful. Thank you. I did find that fabric.com has a better selection than another website I have ordered from. So they really do make rayon-poly poplin!

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  23. The sweater polished it! Love the "fun" in those pockets, girl!

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  24. So cute! I love those pockets.

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  25. skirt looks awesome loving the pockets!

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