“Floral Arrangement” Skirt

Fabric: Thrifted Vintage Rayon
Pattern: Butterick 5285
Year: Current
Notions: Metal zip from stash, snap from stash
Time to Complete: 2 Hours
First Worn: July 2012 in PDX
Wear Again: Oh Yes! My go to skirt!
Total Price: $2

By the way, no, I don’t need to dye my roots. This is actually my natural hair colour. It comes in a dark auburn, and turns a lighter Auburn about an inch down, then at about the top of my ear it turns bright red. it is the source of much vexation.

I’m technically cheating this week, but things have been crazy at my day job, so no sewing for me. But! I did make up this blue skirt fairly recently. The fabric is a vintage rayon that I found at a thrift store for $1! There wasn’t much (about 2 yards) but I managed to squeeze out view A of Butterick 5285. I really like this pattern by the way. It’s a great staple skirt pattern and I think the whole construction process took about 2 hours.

This ended up being a pretty major staple in my summer wardrobe. And considering that in So. Cal it is still in the 90’s, she will probably get much more wear before the weather actually cools off. Unfortunately the zip broke the last time I wore it so I need to mend that, but this is still one of my favourite projects to date. And it has pockets! Yay for Pockets!


Ashley Louise

25, vintage enthusiast, musician, romantic, dreamer, obsessive lover of clothes. Chipotle and coffee make me feel complete.


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  1. Cute skirt.. love the fabric… Happy sewing

  2. Great Skirt! I’m a fan of flowers on blue. I did one like this a few weeks ago for the blue challenge. Keep up the good work!