A Sailor Skirt for me…


Today I’m sharing this Sailor skirt I made for a magazine tutorial. I sent it off Monday and photographed myself in it before. The tutorial is based on a child’s tutorial I wrote for drafting your own sailor skirt last spring. The skirt has a flap in the front that opens. It could also be made with a side zipper, which would probably be smart if you don’t want to open the flap. It has welt seams throughout. I like how the welt seams look on this thick textured twill I bought at The Fabric Store on La Brea in Hollywood. The buttons are vintage I think. I bought them at a yard sale. I hope I get it this skirt back in time for spring!


I’m wearing this little striped top I made a couple of years ago. It’s one of those things I seem to wear a lot! It was a simple pattern to make and just takes a few minutes to draw it.sailorskirt3


Awkward face pose….

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  1. Judy says

    I love , love it.. It is one of my favorite things you have made for you. Looks great on you.
    and the red stripe shirt is tooo cute with it. Know you will enjoy wearing it.
    So happy you found time to sew something for you..
    Hope you and family have a blessed/Merry Christmas.

  2. says

    totally CUTE!!! I have a black skirt like that, but I didn’t make it, I bought it and I love wearing it. I have a white wrap blouse that I wear with it, and I get lotsa compliments. The ensemble looks very nice.

  3. says

    I LOVE this skirt!! I saw it in the latest edition of Sew News. Do you think it would look good in a plain brown cotton? I am making a vintage-style sailor top, and I really want to make this sailor skirt to go with it! πŸ™‚