I’m finally getting around to posting about my 1942 skirt, I’d made from a woolen plaid fabric and a vintage 1942 McCalls pattern.
I had come across this fabric some time ago at an antique store. When I decided to sew some winter skirts, I knew that this woolen fabric would keep me warm and I just so happen to have enough for a skirt.
This was my first time using a woolen fabric and only my second attempt sewing with plaids.
What I’ve read about sewing with wool is that it’s a pretty sturdy material. It doesn’t fray, pin marks and even seam rips are nearly invisible. Lastly the fabric holds it’s shape very well and has a lovely draping quality.
I love the green and gray tones of the fabric and I had a fairly easy time lining up all plaid checks.
This particular skirt has a very high waist which is not something I’m completely used to but it still worked out well.
My only complaint about the skirt is that being woolen it’s a little on the itchy side.
Still it’s a rather warm skirt for winter and I like it’s length and flair.
It even turns out I had a green sweater that matched the skirt green almost perfectly.
All in all I’m happy with how the skirt turned out and it’s a perfect addition to my winter wardrobe.