Sunday, October 20, 2013

Finishing the high-waisted 1970s skirt...

As per my last post, today I finished my cream, 1970s skirt.  I made this out of a pattern I "acquired" from my Grandmother's basement but cannot now locate.  Therefore I am sadly unable to identify it for your reading pleasure.  This skirt sports front side pockets and a VERY high waist.  The bottom of the waistband hits at the natural waist while the top of the wide band lands just under the bust. 
The fabrication is a relatively heavyweight wool which I have previously used in a different color for both a skirt and a cape.  Despite the heaviness, it is very soft and has a bit of a drape so I decided to underline in a silk dupioni, adding a bit more body and structure to the strong A-line of the skirt.

Yesterday I installed the zipper and hand-stitched the lining of the waistband.  Today I added three hook and eye fasteners to the center back of the waistband, ironed the heck out of this thing, and hemmed the skirt to just below the knee.  

I'm not sure that I know quite what I could wear with this somewhat crazy looking skirt in a heavy winter white wool, but I'm sure I'll think of something!

1 comment:

  1. i just saw this skirt, Google The Classy Cubicle. Its a lovely style blog and she wears a skirt very similar with a taupe striped sweater and taupe booties. Its very cute, and more versatile than you may think. Just hang it near some tops in your closet and see what catches your eye.