Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mod Mini Skirt Project: Boho/Hippie Inspired Look

Matching invisible zipper colors is challenging
when Joann's is out of any orange or orangey colors

I made this mini-skirt out of rust orange polyester I purchased on "Art Fire." It goes great with some early 70's hippie accessories, but I didn't go too overboard for fear of being too "costumey." Besides, I don't want to misrepresent myself as a hippie. Being the introvert that I am, I'd go postal if I had to live a commune! And growing your own food...if you want your plants to die, pick me!
I love this pendant-- no maker mark though!

I was lucky to find the belt at a local thrift store here in Atlanta. I love the suede-look (probably faux) and the dangling fringe. I was also lucky to find the necklace at the Scott Antique Market here in Atlanta. When I saw it, I fell in love with the pendant, because it reminds me of a 1950's wall sculpture. Despite being 50's inspired, it goes great with this ensemble, since the colors are earth-tones.

Now, if I could only find some knee-high platform boots in rust orange...

Happy sewing!


  1. hi Sewsixties, i love your work. if its not to much too ask were do you get the 60's and 70's patterns. i have been looking for them in my size 16. please let me know. thanks and keep up the good work. oh here is my email:

  2. It's no problem at all. I get most of my patterns on eBay and lots of them on too. If you type in "mod pattern" or "1960's pattern" as keywords, you'll find some.