I bought this fabric from a charity shop recently and fell in love with it! I decided that it just had to be made into something I could wear, and it has now become my new favourite skirt. This fabric is definitely old, I'm not sure how old but it has a very fifties vibe to it, so a fifties style skirt it became!
The fabric was already hemmed at the perfect length for a skirt so all I had to do was stitch across the top to make gathers. I gathered the material to the right size for my waist and a couple of inches extra.
I then stitched down the side of the skirt and attached a waistband by hand.
The skirt is fastened with a press stud and small pearl button to keep it simple.
To go with the skirt, I have decided to knit a small 'Gretel cap' in a fine lacy knit. I picked up this pattern from a charity shop and the wool is from my stash but I think it matches perfectly!
I paired this with a simple white top and pink cardigan and a very cute sausage dog brooch which I recently bought from Cath Kidston. The hat is a fifties one andthe bag is also vintage from a charity shop too.
This skirt will definitely be getting a lot of wear, the fabric is just too beautiful to be locked in a cupboard!
Have you ever made anything out of vintage fabric and do you think it is the right thing to do, or should it stay as fabric to preserve it?