The “Continued Affair with the Peplum” Skirt
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Green/Gold/Blue Multi wool remnants; Bemberg Rayon Lining
⁃ Pattern: Eva Dress 6111
⁃ Year: 1945
⁃ Notions: 9” zipper; Hug Snug seam binding
⁃ Time to complete: ~ 6 hours
⁃ First worn: March 9, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: ~ $10.00 (I am not including the wool because I am just using leftovers)
I just LOVE when I am able to squeeze more than one project out of a single cut of fabric. It makes me feel like I am getting away with something!
With less than a yard left (plus scraps) of this green/gold/blue multi colored wool, the only thing that was going to fit on this remnant was a straight skirt. But I already had one of those from this project. And then I remembered that I have wanted to make a skirt from this Eva Dress pattern for quite a while.
I had to shorten the skirt and peplum considerably because of my limited fabric, but I may have done that anyway as an update to a 1945 classic.
The look is different enough from the original suit skirt that I feel I have not duplicated something I already have.
And I finally got around to sewing up a skirt! This was one of the original reasons I decided to sign up as a contributor this year – to make more skirts and blouses. Here we are in mid-March, and this is my first skirt project, but I promise it will not be the last!