Some Vintage Fun
McCall's 6665 from 1962
Bluebird of Happiness seems like it is dragging along, so I've been working on a some small, yet fun projects on the side. I've got two more smaller projects lined up before BOH is done and when it is done, I am making myself a suit. I have the perfect red fabric, a gift from a friend, so be on the look out for that sometime in February.
Meanwhile, I've made this fun wrap skirt. I think I got this pattern last summer some time, but never made it up. It then got placed in the pile for a winter skirt made in corduroy. I did have the corduroy but then it got made into my son's jacket and trousers. I have finally bought more corduroy and some cotton, too, for lining!
The skirt is very, very easy to make. In fact, you might be able to draft one yourself, from any a-line skirt pattern, with or without darts. Here are the shapes of the pattern pieces, notice that the side seams had a slight curve at the hip. Compare that to the other side (center front or back ) which is straight:
There does not have to be a center front seam at all, but could be placed on a fold. The pockets could be eliminated, too. I wouldn't suggest it, because they are ginormous and could hold a lot of stuff! Check out how big these pockets are:
You could use grosgrain ribbon and eliminate the need to make those long ties, too. My pattern piece was torn, so I guessed at the length of the ties.
Once the skirt and lining are constructed, they are stitched together all around the outside, leaving and opening for turning:
The skirt also includes belt loops, and a buttonhole to pass the tie end through:
Overall, a fun project! I was intending to wear it to church tonight, but church as already been canceled due to the weather. We're supposed to get 10 20 inches of snow before it is all over tonight!
Parting Shot: Another Quilt Square. This time it is my daughter who is making a square. Once the squares are done, then she will work on the cat applique they chose and my son will work on assembling the quilt top.