The “Hello Kitty!” Skirt
Fabric: 1950’s too small skirt $40, some stretchy denim from stash for yoke
Pattern: For yoke section: Advance 6064
Notions: Zip, bias tape from stash
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: Will be worn later this week – the last week of Summer
Wear again? Yes
Total Cost: About $A40.00
Meow – Do you like cats?
I love them actually – I joke with the kids, “when Dad dies we are getting a cat” – he’s more of a dog lover. But since our two boys are like a couple of puppies – we have decided have enough on our plate!
This skirt was made from a 1950’s skirt I bought when I was in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. It was a sickly size 8, so I had to do surgery to make it a much more healthy size 16!
Had a brain wave and realized the answer was to make a yoke to fit me, then re-adjust the pleats to fit the circumference of the yoke.
My friend suggested I use denim for the yoke – because trying to match something would be such a head ache. I had this great denim in my stash – which has a nice cross hatched effect, but it is so stretchy! Had to unpick it several time and adjust the fit.
I replaced the original brass zip with another chunkier one.
Foolishly unpicked the hem – then had to re hand sew the lot.
I am so pleased that I have a garment made with genuine repurposed 1950’s fabric that I can wear.
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