This summer I renovated a skirt that was once part of a dress my grandmother made in 1949, a dress that she was painted in. She had ripped it apart when the bodice got worn out, but never made anything out of the skirt. I can’t take credit for anything but making a drawstring waist (I didn’t want to fuss too much with the old fabric), but I think it’s a pretty and inspirational skirt, clearly inspired by the New Look. The fabric is printed cotton, yellow and white checkers on the diagonal. It’s rather faded, the yellow is much stronger in the seam allowances.

Detail picture on one of the two pockets.

Detail of the ruffle.