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Edwardian Walking Skirt Made From 2 Yards of Fabric | Simplicity 4078

I finally had a proper outing of my silk Edwardian shirtwaist , combined with this silk belt I made several years ago and a skirt I started last year and finished this weekend for a tea party at a local historical house museum.  I desperately needed a black skirt to go with the shirtwaist, and something simple enough that I could wear with future pieces. I had purchased 2 yards of this 60" wide black cotton faille suiting fabric ($5.20/yard, by Halston) from Fabric Mart Fabrics a few years ago with exactly a walking skirt project in mind!  I used Simplicity 4078 as the starting point for this walking skirt - Simplicity 4078 includes a 5-gore skirt with a lovely hint of a train. This Big 4 pattern has surprisingly accurate drafting for the 1890s, even though the finishing methods are modern and better suited to theater. This pattern was designed by Andrea Schewe ( check out her blog for a peek into the pattern making process!); I find that her designs tend to be among the better B

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