The other day, I was watching my season 5 DVD set of I Love Lucy…. you know, the Hollywood episodes. And as I was watching one of the episodes, Lucy wore one of my favorite outfits in the entire series. A delicious creation featuring an overskirt attached to a bodice with coordinating skinny pants.
Here is the image of it from the show, along with the original sketch by Elois Jensson:
Lucy in Palm Springs
Now, this particular outfit has been placed on my “To Create” list, however I wanted to do something quick and easy for a fun tutorial for my blog. So, I did some more research, and found a few easy examples of this look:
Fun, flirty, and offering extreme versatility, this overskirt is a fantastic 1950’s addition that can easily find it’s way into our 21st century wardrobe!
What you will need:
- Fabric of choice in any amount you desire. I used 1 3/8 yards as it was the only amount available in this particular pattern, but adjust as needed.
- 1 hook and bar closure
This tutorial is broken into three parts with video instruction for each section.
In the first clip, I will show you the length and width for the skirt, how to create and place the pockets, as well as hemming the skirt.
The second video focuses on gathering, pinning, and stitching the skirt to the waistband.
This last clip goes over whipstitching the waistband as well as how to close the skirt in the front.