Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mod Mini Skirt Project: Mid Century Circles

A bunch of my skirts laid out-- shows how the finished products look off the body

This mid century inspired print is eye candy!

I just LOVE the fabric that I got for this latest mini-skirt installment. This was one of the most mid-century of the prints that I tracked down. Fabrics that I could imagine as a couch are often favorites of mine! What can I say? It's one of my dreams to own an egg chair. And even better yet, one of those egg chairs that hang from the ceiling!

So, as usual I used my same pattern to create this piece. I used vintage fabric purchased from the Etsy seller "Reneesance." It was listed as vintage polyester, but it seemed a tad different texture than the polyesters I usually work with. Perhaps it had some cotton mixed in.

As usual, I am pleased with the results and pleased to share them : - )

Happy sewing!


  1. OK, I've falling in love with your blog. I love the MOD 70' styles you are sewing up. I need to get busy and search up some cira 1970 patterns and some moddish polyester. Thanks for sharing.

  2. P.S. I'm starting a new feature on my blog where I showcase new to me blogs that I find. Would you object to me showcasing your blog there, and or an blog feature interview?

  3. WOW - this circle skirt is fantastic!! Love the fabric. Your outfit would also look cool with a belt - a white one with a large buckle.


  4. I just want to say that I've been reading your blog for awhile now and it's absolutely inspiring! (: I really love the fabric you used on this skirt, it's gorgeous!!


  5. I love this fabric and I love the skirt, it also looks very good on you. I like to read your blog, looking forward to every nest post. But seeing the lovely pictures of you and your skirts and dresses, I always think how better it would look if your husband had taken the pictures rather from bellow than from above, as professional photographers always do. Try to tell him :-)

  6. @Faye: Always glad to inspire! Thanks for the compliments too. You can definitely showcase my blog if you want & I don't mind doing an interview either. Just let me know. : - )

    @Groovymama (Trine): You have a great eye for fashion! I recently discovered just how perfect belts go with these-- particularly a drop waist belt-- more pictures of that to come!

    @Allie: Thanks so much! I'm glad that I've inspired you-- that's awesome : - )

    @The Bohemian Lady: Thank you so much for the compliment. I appreciate that. Sorry about the pictures-- I'll see what I can do but my husband's quite tall and hates to crouch. It doesn't help that we have a concrete floor-- maybe he needs a knee pillow! It's hard to get him to even take pictures, but I'll try.

  7. Wow I just found this post. I love what you've done with the fabric! It's always so much fun to see what people make with vintage fabric to bring it back to life. Great work!