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Vintage 1950s Skirt Patterns

1950s Skirt Sewing Patterns 

Women's fashions of the 1950s reflected a complicated mix of conservatism and glamour - from the elegance of grand, sweeping skirts to shorts and trousers. An hourglass figure dominated the look of the 1950s. With cinched-in waistlines and accentuated hips and busts, the style was a decidedly mature one. Also popular were Pencil, Wiggle or Circle skirts and Poodle skirts for teens. The poodle skirt, this is the look most associated with the Fifties. Yes, young women wore them. And had we known they would be immortalized as the symbol of an era, more of us would have saved ours. A poodle skirt is a wide swing skirt with a poodle appliqued or transferred onto the fabric. Poodles were not the only items used to adorn these skirts, they are just the best remembered. Pleated 1950s skirts complimented the tailored look favored in the 1950s. Whether as at left with a broader front panel or at right with the slightly larger flare to the skirt. Hemlines were to the knee or just below it. No wardrobe was complete without at least one pencil skirt. The pencil skirt was glamorous and accented a womanly figure. A variation of the swing skirt was modified to make a peasant style of flare.

Our 1950's vintage Skirt pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, as well as high-quality true to scale 1950s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.

References: Fifties Web