January 21, 2012

Simplicity 3775, c. 1951

This lovely skirt pattern was lent to me by a friend. I used View 2, with a shaped waistband, back zip and no pockets.

Simplicity 3775, copyright 1951

It was an extremely easy skirt to make up, the instructions were simple and thorough, and that made it fun. One of those projects you just love doing. ;)

The fabric is a cotton/polyester sheet from Goodwill. I was fortunate enough to find a nice navy belt that exactly matched the sheet during the same trip. So the total for this skirt-and-belt combo comes to less than five dollars. :)

The waistband, since it's so wide and faced, acts almost like a waist cincher and is extremely flattering, especially when worn with the belt. I love this skirt. It's easy to wear, not too full, and it goes with practically anything. Definitely a favorite in my wardrobe. :) And I still have extra fabric, so I'm planning a matching blouse for a one-piece look!

Hat: thrifted
Blouse: borrowed from my mom
Skirt: made by me
Belt: thrifted
Peep-Toe Wedges:thrifted


  1. I love the photos of you in your fun outfit Ginny! I adore the hat and love how the front door matches your acessories! Its definately a handy looking skirt to have in the closet. I should make one sometime. Have a great day! <3 becca

  2. Absolutely darling. I loved that you thrifted the materials and found a matching belt!

  3. This is adorable! I really love the waistband detail. I'm excited to have found your blog! :]

  4. What a pretty skirt, it looks stunning!

  5. Hi! I came over from SewRetro. I had to laugh because literally half of the skirts I make have this wide waistband. It is the perfect cincher! And so much more comfortable than a narrow band. Nice blog. I'm having fun looking back so don't be surprised if you get comments on posts that are months old. :)

  6. I just found you here. It looks like you have a nice blog started. Love this skirt! The blouse, hat, shoes, and belt are a great outfit together. So flattering ; )