Hot! Make This Look: The Vocal Celebrity Skirt

The Facts

Fabric: Blue microfiber, $7/yd. White cotton swiss dot, $4/yd.
Pattern: Gathered skirt, self-drafted
Year: 2012
Notions: Blue invisible zipper, $1. White lace trim, $12/yd.
Time to complete: 6 hours
First worn: Never been worn!
Wear again: Yes
Total price: $30


This skirt was inspired by the Vocal Celebrity Skirt from Modcloth. The skirt was self-drafted and is a simple rectangle gathered at the waist. I inserted an invisible zipper and sewed the lace on to the hem. I didn’t have any cream silk or silk charmeuse so I made a sash belt from cotton swiss dot in my stash.

All the materials from this project except for the lace came from my stash. I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of making this skirt, but it came together pretty well with what what was in my stash. A more accurate version would have a silk or charmeuse sash. Mine was cotton since that was what I had on hand. I didn’t compromise on the tall wide lace for the hem since I think that makes the look.



Janice has been sewing her own clothes for the past few years and enjoys sewing from vintage patterns, especially the 40s, 50s and 60s.


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  1. That looks great Janice, well done.

  2. Very cute! Love it :D

  3. Very cool skirt. Very very cool.

  4. Very cute take on the ModCloth version!

  5. The skirt turned out beautiful. Love the lace.

  6. So cute, and I love how you’ve paired it with the nautical shirt so it’s not too sweet.

  7. That’s a really great skirt to dress up or down, and it’s given me an idea for all that wide vintage lace I got at an estate sale……hmmm….

    Did you attach the sash to the waistband, or did you make it a separate belt?

  8. I really like the skirt you’ve made. I never quite know how to use lace on a project and this looks fantastic.