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1970’s Poka Dot Skirt

January 16, 2018



Hi everyone! Last year, in my post about making a 1950’s denim skirt, I mentioned that I bought two kinds of denim to make two denim skirts. I used one of the denim I bought to make the 1950’s skirt, but the second skirt took longer to finish.

The pattern I used, Simplicity’s 8019, is the same exact pattern I used to make my 1970’s Elsa skirt. After finishing the Elsa skirt, I loved the way it turned out. Even though I love my Elsa skirt, I knew I couldn’t wear it in my daily life. So, I searched for new fabric to make a skirt the exact same way but can wear it in my daily life.

While buying fabric for the 1950’s denim skirt, I saw a poka dot light weight denim. When I saw the fabric, I thought of the 1970’s Elsa skirt and how good the fabric would look using the pattern. So, I bought the fabric and made the skirt.

Here’s what the skirt looks like completed…

I made the skirt the same way I did as the Elsa skirt, which means I changed the back of the skirt to accommodate an elastic waist band…

Overall, I’m happy with the way the skirt turned out. I’m especially happy with the way the button holes turned out. I never learned out how to sew button holes on the sewing machine so I sew the button holes by hand. Since I do not normally make things with button holes, I’m not very good at sewing them, but the button holes on this dress are the best button holes I’ve ever done. They are far from perfect, but they are much better than the first button holes I ever sewed!

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!