Vintage style! Retro 50s skirt and first self-designed pattern

by Ladulsatina
Vintage style! Retro 50s skirt and first self-designed pattern

This is the skirt I made over the basic dressmaking evening classes I’m attending at AFOL Moda in Milan. It’s a fifties style skirt with tucks both on the front and on the back and a side opening, with a lapped zip and a button. The exercise was to choose a model (Pinterest is a great source of inspiration :)), design your own pattern based on your measurements and sew the skirt.

Homemade Vintage Skirt

Homemade Vintage Skirt

Homemade Vintage Skirt

I used a beautiful 100% wool fabric, petrol green, from the Luigi Colombo wool mill bought on Supercut.it, a normal black zip and a diamond-cut button found into my mom/grandma’s old buttons box.

I used a beautiful 100% wool fabric, petrol green, from the Luigi Colombo wool mill bought on Supercut.it, a normal black zip and a diamond-cut button found into my mom/grandma’s old buttons box.

I hemmed up and made the buttonhole both by hand.

Vintage Skirt by hand hemVintage Skirt by hand hem

I really like the result! So far the most beautiful thing I made!

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Ph. Filippo Sironi | Location: Bellagio, Lake Como (Italy)

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10 comments

Nicoletta 26 Novembre 2014 - 22:12

BellIsisma! Il colore poi! Anche lo styling riuscito. Applauso

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LaDulsaTina 27 Novembre 2014 - 13:50

Grazie mille Nicoletta!! :) Il colore della stoffa della gonna è effettivamente molto bello, soprattutto dal vivo! Grazie ancora! ;)

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Cerian 26 Novembre 2014 - 22:36

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pattern, the fabric, the colour…and the styling with the pink top and black tights! Also, when I was reading through the posts I was thinking the location looked so familiar to me..then when I read at the end of the post that it was Bellagio I realised I visited on holiday when I was 7 years old!

Look forward to seeing your next pattern :-)

Cerian

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LaDulsaTina 27 Novembre 2014 - 13:50

Thank you Cerian! You’re so kind! :) Bellagio (and Lake Como in general) is an amazing place, we’re so lucky to have these beauties so close to home! And it is also a perfect location for a vintage outfit ;) See you soon!!! :) Martina

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Miriam 28 Novembre 2014 - 19:54

Hello from Germany! This is a really nice swinging skirt in a great colour. I like it a lot.
Greetings, Miriam

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LaDulsaTina 4 Dicembre 2014 - 13:08

Thank you Miriam!!! :)
Greetings from Italy ;)

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Tatiana 1 Dicembre 2014 - 3:06

This is such a beautiful skirt! I love the fabric, the color, and how you styled it. Beautiful! Did you make the pattern yourself?

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LaDulsaTina 4 Dicembre 2014 - 13:11

Thank you so much Tatiana! :) Yes, I made the pattern myself, over a evening sewing classes… It was so fun! Hope to try again with a new skirt pattern soon ;)

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Samantha 24 Dicembre 2014 - 13:17

it’s beautiful! I love everything about it! I read your about page and I too come from a family of seamstresses but only now at the age of 30 started sewing and I too fell in love with it and started blogging about it. You do beautiful work. It must be in your blood! I look forward to seeing your future projects.

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LaDulsaTina 29 Dicembre 2014 - 9:50

Thank you Samantha!! :) I’m so happy to find blogger/friends with a sewing journey and story similar to mine. Sharing experiences and adventures is so interesting and challenging. I’ve seen your blog too and you’re very talented. Can’t wait to see your next projects too :)

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