Well, I am not really a vintage dresser, so I had to think of what I wanted to make for this theme. In looking at the different silhouette’s, I do favor the pencil skirts and suit tops of the 40’s. I am not a big dress wearer or circle skirt aficionado.
I decided to make a pencil skirt with a kick pleat in the back. The fabric I am using here is a plaid that has some lycra in it. It is a suiting material, but it still needed some added thickness. I adhered interfacing to the backside of the skirt to give it more body. I used parts of a pattern for a knit skirt, though I added the kick pleat on my own and did the waistband differently.
The middle part is black lambskin leather with a lycra backing on it, so it has a considerable amount of stretch to it. Lambskin hides are not very big, so I really had to think on my pattern layout in order to get the pieces I needed out of it. Plus, it is spendy, so I wanted to make sure I made good use of it.
To make sure I had a matchy-matchy outfit, I drafted a top with a peplum back. The neckline is too low. I have to wear a shirt underneath to make sure I am not obscene. I guess I can live with that. I like how it pairs with a white top underneath.
It is princess seamed on the front and back, and I added a peplum in the back that is squared off. I lined the edges with pieces of leather. This is another instance of me just throwing things together to see what works. I really like how this top turned out. Minus being too low in the front, of course. I even used up almost all of the hide, so I am glad I didn’t have too much left over.
I am wearing ponte knit arm warmers that made, but the shirt is from CAbi. We still have a chill in the air, so no bare legs for me. Need to keep warm!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you liked my Touch of Vintage. 🙂
Next week is destash time, and I am so looking forward to showing what I made!