How to Make 50s Poodle Skirt

What we call a “poodle” skirt is really just a circle skirt with appliques sewn on the front. Popular in the 1950s, these skirts were usually made from a single piece of wool felt. You can make your own circle skirt without a pattern, using a homemade compass. The designs are applied to you, girls who fainted Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly their decorated with poodles, documents, phones, flowers and more.

50s Poodle Skirt

Instructions

1 Use a Tape measure to measure the distance between your height and the length of the desired hem, then add an inch for a hem. Cut a piece of string to measure this.

2 Double This number to get the total number of inches of fabric you need for a circle skirt. Divide by 36 to convert it to yards.

3 Fold your fabric in half lengthwise so that the fold is on your left and loose edges on your right (as a closed book).

4 Attach the chain length of the pin and insert the pin in the upper left corner of your fabric, above the fold. Attach the other end of the string around the piece of chalk.

5 use chalk and string as compass. Pull the string and draw your hem of the skirt (like an arch) through the fabric.

6 Measure the distance between your hips and your natural waistline. The length of cut a second piece of string and attach it to the pin and chalk.

7 place the pin in the upper left corner of your fabric once again. Use the compass to draw a second arch with the shorter chain.

1 Cut the fabric along two chalk lines that you just drew.

2 Measure and pin a hem an inch along the bottom of your skirt, with straight sewing pins. Turn the skirt inside out and stitch your hem.

3 Cut a rubber band about an inch below your waist. Sew the ends together to form a circle elastic.

4 Cut a piece of fabric to your belt. It should be as long as your waist measurement over a seam allowance of 1 inch and 2.5 times wider than your elastic.

5 Sewing the belt ends together, overlapping half an inch on each side.

6 Put the belt backwards. Pinning down the belt up the skirt. Sew the two together.

7 Place the elastic ring in the center of the belt. Fold the waistband elastic on the circle and sew down. Now, the belt must be firmly attached to the skirt right side out. If you want to buy a vintage skirt online, the Internetages is a great choice.

8 Cut a form of poodle on a felt square.

9 Sewing the felt applied on the skirt. Place it near the bottom, slightly off to the side.

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