Way, way back in the 90's, I was fortunate enough to go to the Liberty store in London. A dream come true...really. I brought home two beautiful (yet small) pieces of coveted Liberty cotton. Out of one, I made a long dirndl skirt with pleats that I wore and wore. When I stopped wearing it, I never had the heart to give it away so I put it in my fabric stash in the hopes of giving it new life someday.
My daughter was in my sewing room recently and saw it and said "I want this." She liked the fabric, the length and everything about it but I decided it needed a quick makeover to make it hers.
I used McCall's pattern 5591 (now out of print) as a base for the new skirt. I made view A with no border or pockets because I didn't have very much fabric to work with and made the pleats smaller because the skirt would've been too full on her small frame.
It makes me happy when she wears it not only because it looks cute on her but also because it has a new life with a lively girl!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.