Any regular visitor to this site will notice that I am often to be seen wearing an assortment of pencil /straight skirts. They are all drafted from the same 1940′s pattern which I found a number of years ago on the now defunct Vintage Sewing Info site – I downloaded a number of the pattern formula for an assortment of garments. This one is quite simple and straightforward and with the aid of the tutorial should make drafting your own sloper, basic/block skirt a synch.
This is the formula as it appeared on the site which I used and I will draft the pattern using my own measurements and post shortly together with a number of small alterations to the basic block/sloper.
The fabric highlighted is a furnishing remnant picked up locally for a pound or so, I love brocade and the embroidered flower motifs are a real feature – the like of which has been seen in recent times on the catwalk.
I have since reduced the waistband at the back to two buttons and kept the depth at the front.
I would be interested to hear from anyone out there who remembers vintageswing.info a marvellous resource, or anyone who knows what happened to it. I am happy to post a number of the pattern formula and information I downloaded, however I am not sure where I stand regarding copyright etc, so would have to look into it, again if anyone knows the answer then I would be only to happy to share.