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You all know I love vintage style clothes. While the 1970’s aren’t usually a decade I would gravitate towards I have found that this time period had a few timeless styles that can be incorporated into any wardrobe.
One such example is Simplicity 8019 pattern, a 1970’s reproduction of an aline buttondown skirt.
Simplicity 8019 is a 6 gored skirt with a buttondown front. This pattern is so super easy to make it whips up in no time at all.
I would have to say this project is a great beginner project and one which can help you build you button and buttonhole making skills.
This skirt is also so versatile as it can be made in a variety fabrics from light cotton to denim and corduroy.
Plus being vintage reporodcution pattern it also counts as one of my Vintage Pledge projects for the year!
When I first came across this pattern I knew it would be a great style for my autumn wardrobe, which is I’ve chosen heavier weight fabrics for my makes.
|Notes & Modification:||Hacked with sideseam pockets and belt loops|
|Recommendations:||Things to keep in mind for next time|
If you’d like more information about making the standard Simplicity 8019 pattern I suggest taking a look at Abi from the Crafty Pinup‘s “Stitch By Stitch” video for this pattern.
Hacking the Pattern
While I do love this pattern as is, I know that I wanted to make my versions with some modifications or hacks have you.
First off I knew I wanted to add pockets to this skirt because I need pockets in my life.
Secondly, I’ve been working hard to lose weight these last few month and I wanted to make sure that anything I made I could still wear later on. So, I decided to add belt loops to the skirts.
This meant that as the skirt got bigger I could still wear it with a belt. This was a great idea as I’ve already have one skirt that I can’t wear without the belt.
The last little hack I made was in the way of attaching the waistband. The pattern instructions say to slip stitch the inside of the waistband down. However, I hate hand stitching so I took a trick out of Tilly‘s book Love at First Stitch.
In the book, Tilly uses a topstitching technique for attaching the waistband to the Delphine skirt. I used the same method here and it worked great.
One Week One Pattern
This pattern is so easy to make and such a wardrobe staple I’ve decided to use this pattern for the One Week One Pattern (#OWOP17) Challenge.
If you are not familiar with the #OWOP17 challenge it is being hosted by Sheona from Sewisfaction, and challenges participants to wear items made from a single pattern for one week.
I participated in this challenge last year with my many Delphine skirt makes. I can’t wait to share all my Simplicity 8019 makes for this challenge.
Are you taking part in the #OWOP17 challenge? What will you be making? Have you made Simplicity 8019, what were your thoughts? Love to hear your answers in the comments below.