Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pretty as a Petal

Hello my pretties.  This week while I was meant to be making a dress to wear to my brother in law's wedding, I made myself a skirt.

I have been admiring the scalloped edge since I saw the Barbra Coty silk dress at the "Dreaming of Chanel" exhibition earlier this year.  I was lucky enough to find this fabulous Vogue pattern 7530 from 1951.
I have made this skirt with polka dotted fabric from the stash, it was given to me by a friend's mum.  It is a beautiful crisp (maybe) linen.  It has a tiny cross hatch texture.

The pattern called for snap fasteners on the left opening, but I used a zip for ease of dressing and insertion.  The hem of the scalloped edge was meant to faced in the same fabric and 8 inches wide, but I didn't have enough dots or anything subtle or suitable so I faced my skirt at about 2 inches with a white voile. 
I really love the narrow waist band.  And I love the freshness of the whiteness for the 30 degree plus spring days Brisbane has been having.  I'm especially digging my fresh hair and it makes my want to wear pretty soft colours.
Now to get cracking on some tops ( after I finish my dress for the wedding)!
I'm spreading the pattern love and giving away some hum dingers.  The odds are good to win, so check them out here.


  1. Totally pretty!!!!
    I have a pattern for a dress that has a scalloped hem - but it's a circle skirt and really long - do you know how I could shorten it without affecting the facing pieces and generally screwing it up?

  2. Esz, can you shorten the skirt by the waist and take off a petal? It sounds like a bit of complicated maths!!! Whatever you do to the skirt can easily be traced to the facings. It's always so damn challenging changing stuff. Good luck