Happy first day of autumn! It’s the perfect time to build up a collection of wool skirts.
I used the last bit of fabric left over from my Victorian bathing suit to make a simple A-line skirt using McCall’s 9900, a vintage 1954 pattern.
The cutting took longer than the sewing because I only had about 1.5 yards instead of the recommended 2, and I had to very carefully line up the pieces and introduce some additional seams in order to match the stripes. To give it a bit more flare when wearing it I’ll probably use a petticoat or maybe add some horsehair to the hem later.
It’s not quite perfect, but was still satisfying!
The skirt closure has a side zipper and a button.
It was a nice easy pattern and I will definitely use this again!
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