Thursday, February 28, 2013

Before and After Hit Parade: 1960s Wrap Skirts Revisited

Seamstress: Rachel

Pattern: Simplicity 5385

True to her word, Rachel, who had commented on my previous post about wrap skirts (The Ever Popular Wrap Skirt - 1960s Style), sewed the following classic 60s wrap skirt and wrote about the project in her blog, The Jacobite Rose.

The results are fab! Rachel chose a poly-cotton blend, twill, bottom-weight fabric because it was sturdy and casual. It also had the bonus of helping maintain the A-line shape. Isn't that a beautiful blue?

I agree with Rachel, that the pockets look wonderful, and the length is perfect too. It's a great look, front and back!

Be sure to check Rachel's post, because she includes some great tips about sewing a wrap skirt that she learned during this sewing project.

And you'll definitely want to follow Rachel's blog, because she loves sewing vintage patterns, knitting vintage, .... and more!


  1. Why thank you for the feature Kathleen, I appreciate it! Your post's timing was just so apropriate - I literally had just finished working on the skirt, and there it was featured on your page!

  2. I really love how it turned out, Rachel. It's lovely, versatile, and practical. And your tips were a great bonus!