I’ve shared my love for historical clothing several times. I love wearing it everyday, but don’t want to look like I’m always on break from a period drama, so I try to mix things up a bit to look modern enough.
Recently, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this skirt pattern. It is a historically accurate Victorian/Edwardian fantail skirt. If you like to sew, I highly recommend it! You can easily make the skirt in a few hours. I’ve made two so far with plans to make more.
This skirt is made up in 100% linen. It is very comfortable. It features a smooth a-line front and a pleated back that hides a buttoned placket.
This one is made from wool. It looks less modern, but still works well enough; I’ve worn it many times. As a plus, it is also very warm and perfect for fall. While wool fabric is a bit expensive; this shop is quite affordable.
Here I am goofing off on my birthday by dancing in the rain. While this outfit does have me looking like I escaped a day of work on BBC, I’m including it to show another look at the wool skirt.
So, if I’ve convinced you, go to Scroop Patterns and give it a go.