I spotted this awesome skirt at the vintage market in Camden Passage in Islington on my walk home from work last Wednesday. I knew I wouldn't be able to wear it as it was (the waist size was 24") but I knew it could be re-fashioned into something else because the fabric is fantastic. And a bargain for only £12.
It didn't take me long to decide it would be *another* Dolores Pocket skirt. This will be my fourth version of this pattern - you can see my other versions here, here and here!
It started off as a simple gathered skirt with a single button waistband and small zip. I think it is a late 1960's / early 1970's skirt judging by the print (let's be honest here it could be 1980's too!).
It was all hand-sewn and had a metal zip; which leads me to think it could more '60's or '70's rather than '80's!
I un-picked the hand-stitches and ironed out the creases on Thursday early evening and had cut out the Dolores Pocket skirt number four by the end of the night.
I assembled the skirt on Saturday morning without needing to refer to the instructions (did I mention I had made this pattern before?!). Things went together smoothly and here is the finished item:
I have called it the Warhol Dolores Pocket skirt as the bold, colourful flowers remind me of the bright floral prints of Andy Warhol circa 1960.
Have you re-used fabric to create a new garment or up-cycled an existing piece of clothing?
Also, does this count for a Vintage Sewing Pledge because I have used vintage fabric?