Simplicity 8019 - 1970s Button Up Skirt

by - 11/04/2017

Simplicity 8019 - 1970s Button Up Skirt

Hi pinups! It's been a whole month since my last sewing pattern review, which was also my last Simplicity Stitch by Stitch make. But after all my house moving palava, it's great to be back doing some selfish sewing in the form of my 1970s make! You may have already assumed, but the 1970s is not at the top of my style agenda, not because I don't think it's amazing and lust-worthy, but because I personally find it a tricky decade for my personal style. But there's certainly areas of fashion from the decade I like, including this reproduction Simplicity button up skirt pattern from the 1970s.

Here's a peek at the pattern:

I thought for me, I would find the 8019 pattern the most wearable. These button up skirts are all over the high street at the moment and I hoped my version wouldn't end up looking 'fancy dress', especially if I made one of the shorter styles. I opted for version B.

See how this sassy 70s skirt comes together in my latest Stitch by Stitch video below...

Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity - 8019 Sew Along

You can see in the video just how quickly the skirt comes together. It was a dream to sew and my light weight denim fabric works beautifully with the shape of the skirt.

Whilst this version maybe a little too light weight to be wearing in November... this skirt would work great in needle cord and thicker denim. I can definitely see myself sewing this again and trying out option A for a shorter length.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Simplicity 8019 Women's Vintage 1970's Skirts

Fabric: Floral Print Stretch Chambray Denim Dress Fabric

Notions: 6 x Clip On Jeans Buttons - Silver

Sewing time: An hour!

Modifications: None.

Fit: Great.

Difficulty: Easy-peasy!

Watch out for: A tidy front corner.

Make Again?: Yes! I can see this being my go to pattern list.

Overall, the 8019 pattern was the simplest and quickest of my Stitch by Stitch projects so far. After a chaotic month, this is the perfect make for getting my selfish sewing fix. I love the end result, even though I might wait until the warmer months to wear this version.

As this is the last of my Simplicity Stitch by Stitch projects in this vintage series (for now...). I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' to Simplicity for having me as their Vintage Ambassador and another HUGE 'thank you' to everyone who visits my blog and especially to those who have been inspired by my Stitch by Stitch makes and tagged me on social media and shared their gorgeous versions with me.

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Thanks for reading, pinups!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Simplicity but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Adorable! I love how you styled it too. I am loving this style of skirts lately.