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Akram's Ideas: Winter Skirts - Red Plaid Circle Skirt

Winter Skirts: Red Plaid Circle Skirt

Sometimes you come across fabric and you just know exactly what you are going to make with it.

That is just what happened when I stumbled across a bundle of five yards of a red plaid felt material at one of my frequent antique spots.

Red and Blue Plaid Fabric
Red and Blue Plaid Fabric

Since, as I said before, I get my fabric second second-hand I only come across two or three yards at a time. So finding five yards was amazing.

Since I’d never made a true circle skirt I decided to use my 1950’s costume, McCall’s M6234 pattern so I’d get a good fit.

The hardest part was cutting. There was so much fabric so I ended up having to cut out the pieces on the floor. Plus, since it was a plaid fabric I wanted to match up the pattern as much as possible.

While sewing wasn’t hard, per say, again there was a lot of fabric to deal with.

I love the blue plaid in this red skirt, I think it brightens it up and keeps it from looking to holiday-ish. To emphasize the blue I decided to add a vintage blue button, from my button stash, to the waistband.

French seams, vintage blue button and vintage metal zipper
French seams, vintage blue button and vintage metal zipper

After finishing the skirt I decided it was awkwardly long on me. I’m not tall and at 32″ length, I felt I was bringing swallowed. So, I nervously, decided to redo the hem and give it a nice 24″ length instead.

I’m so glad I did. It not only looks better on me I don’t have to worry about the dreaded waterfall, when wearing it with my ModCloth Va Va Volumous blue petticoat.

Skirt paired with my Va Va Volumous Pettiecoat
Skirt paired with my Va Va Volumous petticoat

I had some fabric left over that I made a matching headband with bow.

Matching headband with bow
Matching headband with bow

I love it! I can’t say it enough. I finally have my dream circle skirt complete with petticoat, and I even paired it with my vintage red cardigan. A prefect match if I do say so myself.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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